I only have one or two memories sledding as a kid and none of them are particularly great.

I remember going to a really hilly field once that had been covered in heavy snow and bombing it down on what was essentially a 2×4.

Needless to say I was thrown off and began to tumble down at breakneck speed, injuring my arm in the process. I should have known better; I hate snow and extreme sports – or any real sport – so it was never going to end well.

Nevertheless, sledding is a mostly innocent thing for kids to get up to. Or so you’d think.

That’s because police in Noblesville, Indiana received a call about children sledding on a snowy slope, so felt the need to investigate in case the children were causing a problem.

But instead of giving the kids a telling off, they did exactly the right thing and decided to join in instead.

Brilliant.

Our officers got a call that kids were sledding into a dangerous area. Once they arrived they determined that the kids were being safe and responsible and not in a dangerous area. The next thing to do was to take a test run, for safety reasons and stuff.

Posted by Noblesville Police Department on Saturday, 12 January 2019

They shared the video above onto their Facebook page with the caption:

“Our officers got a call that kids were sledding into a dangerous area. Once they arrived they determined that the kids were being safe and responsible and not in a dangerous area. The next thing to do was to take a test run, for safety reasons and stuff.”

That’s just all-round great policing. Nobody was doing any harm, everyone’s had a bit of a laugh and the whole darn community comes together.

People were loving their efforts online:

I’m not going to lie, this story has made me want to get on the slopes again and get over my childhood trauma.

We just don’t get that much snow in London – if we do I’m going straight to Primrose Hill and getting my sled on.

Police style.

Images via Facebook/Noblesville Police Department/Getty