A SCHOOLBOY has met with Cheshire Police bosses after penning an adorable letter praising the force.

Nine-year-old Noah Dean, from Penketh, sent a note to chief constable Darren Martland and police and crime commissioner David Keane thanking officers and giving suggestions for tackling anti-social behaviour.

In his letter, the youngster – who is a pupil and junior safety officer at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School – said: “I think it’s good policing where I live, I think it's great when PCSO Stephen Heaps comes in.

“I think the police could go to the park – sometimes the park gets damaged by some people, I think if the police talked to them they will stop.

“At school, they keep us safe by making sure people don't park on the yellow lines.

“PCSO Stephen Heaps comes in and does assemblies to help us be safe and has given me ideas for posters.”

And Noah was invited to meet Mr Martland and Mr Keane during their Join the Conversation event in the town centre on Thursday, January 16.

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CC Martland said: “Noah is a real credit to his school and an example of how all generations, even the very young, can make a difference in keeping our communities safe – not just for now but for future generations.

“I would encourage everyone to get involved and I am pleased to see the impact PCSOs are having in the heart of our communities.”

Mr Keane added said: “It was a pleasure to meet Noah and talk to him about how important community safety is to him and other pupils at St. Vincent’s.

“It was also great to hear all about the invaluable role Noah plays in his local community through his work as a junior safety officer to keep his school and local area safe.

“It’s really important to me that young people have a positive experience of policing and have the confidence to approach a police officer or PCSO when they have a problem.

“Schemes like school junior safety officers and mini police are helping build trust in local policing, and I hope they’ll help young people turn into responsible and active citizens of the future.”

Noah even had the chance to try on the police chief’s hat on for size.

Mum Beth said: “Noah was absolutely made up to get the chance to meet with the police and crime commissioner and chief constable.

“They were wonderful with him and took the time to ask his opinion on matters and listened to him with interest.

“He’s always been a big fan of the emergency services, I’ve no doubt it is because of the way they engage with kids whether at a planned public event or just when they bump into them out and about.

“I didn’t think he could get any more enthusiastic, but he’s especially excited to start spreading some important safety messages that Darren and David discussed with him when he and his fellow junior safety officer at St Vincent’s give their next talk.”

Residents had the chance to raise policing issues in their area during the event at the Gateway on Sankey Street.

Drug dealing, modern day slavery and crime prevention were among the key issues raised by attendees.