09:48AM, Monday 07 October 2013
Families were invited to The Moor in Blackamoor Lane on Saturday to meet members of the emergency services and have some fun.
The Maidenhead West neighbourhood policing team hosted the event behind Maidenhead Fire Station, which featured basic self defence tuition, first aid training and activities for children.
Youngsters enjoyed fairground rides, inflatable sumo wrestling and the chance to have a look around the emergency services vehicles.
PCSO Michelle Turner said: "The idea is for residents to have a bit of fun, have their say and show there's a fun side to the police.
"We're not just all about arresting people."
After an increase in reports of burglaries in recent weeks, community wardens were also on hand to give away freebies to help people protect their homes and sheds.
"It's just so the residents can come over and see who's out there to help them," added PCSO Turner.
"They can also tell us their concerns about what is going on in the area, because if we don't know what's going on, we can't police it."
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