This week an officer from the New Zealand Police was generous enough to visit Fuse at the Island Bay Community Centre to speak and answer our questions about his very interesting job. Members were quiet at first but soon opened up to engage and talk about how the police make our communities safer places, and the relevance of this to people with disabilities. He even had some members sit in the police car with the sirens on which was a highlight.
Hearing first hand what it’s like to be a police officer, and why the job is so important, was valuable for everyone in attendance. We hope this opens of opportunities for visits from more emergency service personnel.