Feast your eyes on the cutest police car ever:
The newest vehicle of the Hampshire Constabulary is six-feet long, pedal-powered, capable of a top speed of 20 mph, and equipped with a siren, blue flashing light and protective roll bar in case of a crash. Local bobby Keith Waller put over 40 hours and over £1,000 into building it because he wanted to show the children of his community that the police were cool. PC Waller worked with about 15 teens at Ringwood Comprehensive School to build the unique police vehicle, which will be entered into the British Pedal Car Grand Prix, which Ringwood will host on July 11.
Getting youngsters involved gives them something to focus on at lunch and after school, so they are not out there committing anti-social behaviour. I have been able to reach out to the students and make the police more approachable. It makes me look cooler, we all have fun and the children can come and talk to me.
It was very important that the car looks just like a police vehicle, so the community can see it when we are in the race. I sat down with a student to come up with the design. It features our police logo, phone number and fluorescent battenburg panels. I went to our police workshop to request some materials and they gave me a fully-functioning three-tone siren and blue flashing light from an old vehicle.
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