Why American police vehicles and clothing?
We have very consciously chosen to use American police vehicles. We also have other very special vehicles and the accompanying decorations. This because it seems to appeal to the imagination of the target group. The vehicles and clothing are known to the children from television series and movies. Because of this they contribute to the fantasy experience that is so important to them. It is exciting, impressive and even more special than ‘ordinary’ Dutch emergency vehicles. In addition, these children have often been in contact with Dutch emergency vehicles (ambulances) at difficult moments. This can give them a more ‘negative’ memory. The American setting stimulates a positive fantasy experience, which helps them to (temporarily) forget the heaviness of their everyday life. In addition, the American police vehicles are very different from the Dutch police vehicles. This prevents as much as possible that other road users confuse us with the real police.