Cops Help Children Settle Debate: Do Sirens Go 'Nee-Nah' or 'Woo-Woo'?
North Swindon Police in the UK offered an apology to residents of a quiet neighborhood this week after officers conducted a loud—but important—investigation: figuring out whether sirens go "nee-nah" or "woo-woo."
Outreach officers were giving a talk to students at Haydonleigh Primary School when the question regarding the siren's sound arose. As anyone in law enforcement will tell you, a proper investigation is a thorough one, so they turned on their sirens to find out. After the talk, they alerted the community via Facebook and apologized for the noise:
"Apologies to anyone in the Haydonleigh area who may have been disturbed by our sirens yesterday morning – the PCSOs were at the Primary School having a very important debate with the new Reception Year children about whether they go nee-nah or woo-woo."
The students decided the "nee-nah" vs. "woo-woo" matter with a vote:
So there you have it.
While the siren question was settled democratically, another issue posed by the students is still being discussed by the department: "We especially liked the suggestion that we should have police rhinos, and will be looking into the possibility of training them to knock down the ‘baddies’ front doors."