Ten-year-old Alfie Burr who wants to be a policeman is given tour of Norfolk police headquarters after writing letter to chief constable
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He is a little lad with a big ambition - to become a police officer and help people in the community.
And 10-year-old Alfie Burr was so determined to turn his dream into a reality that he wrote to Norfolk police for some advice to help achieve his goal.
The youngster, who attends All Saints Primary School in Winfarthing, was hoping to get a letter back from the force, but ended up getting much more.
As well as receiving a response from Norfolk police Alfie was also invited down to Norfolk Constabulary's Wymondham headquarters where he was given a tour round and shown inside the force control room as well as being given the chance to have a breath test and also a drugs test.
He also got a look at the Porsche Cayman that has been donated to the force for the next two years to help get young drivers talking about road safety, before it was launched last week.
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Alfie, from Winfarthing, said: 'I enjoyed it very much...I was very happy.
'I was quite surprised because I didn't really think it was going to happen but it did.
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'I saw the command centre where the 999 calls come in and I saw in the chief constable's office and the deputy chief constable's office.
'I also saw the police dogs. The second one I saw was very big.' Alfie said the visit has made him even more determined to work hard to become a police officer.
His dad Colin, 39, said he urged his son, who had always wanted to be a police officer, to write the letter to the force.
Mr Burr said: 'He's always asking lots of questions and sometimes, as a dad, you get a bit short and say 'I don't know ask someone who does' and joked 'why don't you write to the chief constable?'.
'The next day he did and they responded to him. We weren't expecting it. I think he was just hoping for a nice little letter back but when they said he could come and visit he was really excited.
'It was on his mind a lot.'
Following the visit Norfolk police posted a message on picture sharing social media platform Instagram.
It said: 'Our Chief doesn't get many letters, but when he heard from 10 yr old Alfie and his goal to become a police officer he couldn't ignore it. We invited Alfie down for the day and gave him a tour of our HQ and made lots of friends.'