Officers in Mansfield met with residents young and old as they took part in a community fun day.
Members of the central neighborhood policing team had a stall at the event in Layton Burroughs on Wednesday afternoon.
Hosted by PA Housing, the event included face painting, a bubbleologist, a coconut shy and even a tin can alley.
Officers, who were joined at the event by local councilors and Mayor Andy Abrahams, were on hand to build and maintain the strong local relationships they enjoy in the area.
PCSO Romek Kordecki said: "This is a really diverse community with lots of young families and older people living on their own.
"Over the years a small minority of people have caused some issues in this area, but we, the housing association and others have been working really hard to win the trust of residents, to understand what is happening locally and take firm action where it is necessary.
"Ultimately we need the local community on our side if we are to do our jobs effectively and that's why we enjoy these kind of events so much."