And I'm Possum.
It's a beautiful garden and look at that tree.
What a big, big tree.
Maybe, maybe try again.
There's a doorbell.
Let's try the doorbell.
Good morning, madam.
Is your name Sally?
I'm excited to see the police are here.
The reason they've come is because they've found my bag.
I can see it in his hand.
Do you have a pen and paper?
"I am Sally."
"Thank you for…"
finding my handbag.
Sally, what does that say?
It says, "My name is Sally.
"Thank you for finding my handbag."
"We found it in the shoe shop."
What's that say now?
It says here, "We found it in a shoe shop."
That's right, that's where I was.
Yesterday, I went to the shoe shop because I wanted to buy some new shoes and I was so busy looking around that I misplaced my bag.
I couldn't remember where I put it and I notified the police to let them know I'd lost it but now I think I recall looking at a lovely pair of shoes and I left my bag on the shelf but I put the shoes back and I just walked away and left my bag there.
Do you have everything?
Is it yours?
Yes, it's mine.
Yes, everything is there.
Would you like to come inside for a cup of tea?
They have to go.
Oh, excuse me!
Can you put your red and blue lights on?
Possum would like to know when you get in your car and turn it on.
Can you turn the flashing lights on so we can watch?
Hey, Possum, when they drive off, they'll put the lights on.
Oh, they will?
Oh, look! The red and blue colours are on us!
Yeah, it looks great!
Aw, they've gone.
Ah Possum, weren't they lovely police officers?
Come on, let's go.
Hm, I wonder what he's doing?
Are you pretending to be a police officer?
Yes, I am!
I have an idea.
I have a police hat inside.
Would you like to wear it?
OK, I'll go get it.
Oh, that looks great!
Now you look like a real police officer.
You can play out here being Police Officer Possum and do some investigating and I'll be inside, OK?
Mm, this is delicious!
Yes, it is delicious.
Sally, those police officers that came, they were lovely and they found your lost bag.
Yes. I thought it was very nice of them, too.
I must say, I was quite surprised to see my lost bag.
I didn't think I'd see it again.
Hm, I was a bit curious about the police officers.
I didn't know why they were here.
And then I worked it out.
They were your friends.
That's very clever of you Possum to look at them before you approach but police officers do help us all quite a lot.
The police officers are my friends, too.
Is it their job to find things that are lost?
Not just that.
They do all sorts of other things to make sure that we are all safe.
Children need to know that the police officers are here to help them.
Sometimes, police officers go to schools and explain to children what they do.
Why don't we watch children learning about police officers and what they do?
Yeah, let's watch!
Oh, that looked good!
Ah, that was great!
Sally, those children now know that if they lose their bag at the shop, they can just ask the police to help them find it.
Yes, you're right Possum.
Can you please bring a knife?
I need to chop up these apples.
The knife is missing.
This is a job for Police Officer Possum.
My name is Sally.
The knife that is missing, do you recall when it was lost?
Did it happen at the shoe shop?
No, I wouldn't have taken a knife with me to the shop Possum.
The last time I used it was when I was chopping up a banana for your breakfast.
Do you remember that?
No, no, no, no, no, no.
I am Police Officer Possum.
Oh, I do apologise Officer.
Allow me to retract my statement.
The banana in question was chopped using the knife for my breakfast at the counter.
Do you have a photograph of the knife?
I do not but I could draw a picture of it in your book if you would like?
Right Sally, you continue on.
I'll find the knife.
Police Officer Possum is on the job.
Oh, thank you Officer Possum.
Right madam, what colour is your knife?
The handle is red.
That is my knife!
Oh, why, thank you Officer Possum.
You really have done an amazing job to find my knife.
How did you do it?
Oh Sally, I found it on the bench.
Sally? How would a police officer say it?
Oh, let me think.
Oh, the police officer would say, "We have our methods to solve the case."
Right Sally, we have our methods to solve the case.
Ah, Sally I like playing
Police Officer Possum.
Yes, it's fun.
Could I have some chopped up apple now?
Of course I can chop up some apple.
Are you finished playing policeman, Possum?
Hm, not yet.
I think I need to solve the case of the missing cricket ball.
I need to find it.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
When two police officers return Sally's missing handbag, Possum gets a chance to learn about how the police help us.