Girvan youngster gets to grips with policing

ON THE BEAT: Wee Callum McGregor was thrilled to be adopted onto the community policing team in Girvan for the day.
ON THE BEAT: Wee Callum McGregor was thrilled to be adopted onto the community policing team in Girvan for the day.

WANNABE policeman Callum McGregor, from Girvan, has enjoyed a day in police custody. At his request.

The Sacred Heart Primary School P2 pupil is determined to make the police service his chosen career, and was delighted when a request for a day at Girvan Police Office heralded two uniformed offices arriving at his door to take him under their wing.

Officers Struthers and Taylor responded to a letter penned by parents Jane and Gordon by collecting their son in a police van, transporting him to the Girvan station – where he was given a tour of the building and shown the equipment used in the execution of duties by Strathclyde Police – and returning him again afterwards.

“In the present climate of cutbacks it is reassuring to know that the police can still manage to make time to make a little boy very happy,” said Mr and Mrs McGregor.

“The memories of his visit will last a long time as will the smile on his face! Thanks lads.”