School, Library and Festival Events

Emma Toomey really enjoys meeting children and adults and talking to them about her life as a police officer, author and horse owner. Children and adults alike will be entertained and inspired by meeting Emma and listening to her speak.

For schools, Emma's talk is suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 and she is happy to talk to classes of around 30 at a time. For children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 she suggests setting the event to a maximum of 30 minutes. If a specific part of the curriculum needs to be covered, please let Emma know and she will endeavour to include it.

The talk includes some of Emma's experiences as a Metropolitan Police Officer (currently in the Mounted Branch), as well as how and why she became an author. She loves to spend time encouraging wannabe writers (young and old!) to start writing and reads from her books. There is also time at the end for a Q&A session, followed by a book sale and signing. 

Emma is also more than happy to visit special needs units. She has spent many years working with adults and children with special needs, and has British Sign Language Level 3, if required to sign.


"Thank you so much for your inspirational talk last night. You are such a fantastic ambassador for the mounted police and there was so much positive feedback from the audience."

Judith Dawson, Woodchurch Driving Group RDA

“Thank you so much for organising the trip. We had such a great time. It was magnificent. Emma was so friendly, informative and downright nice. Could you please extend a big thank you to her from all of us?”

Message from teacher sent to MetCC Lambeth following school visit to Great Scotland Yard


For more information on booking Emma for your event, please email

Please note:

  • Emma is available during school hours (dependant on dates) and some evenings with notice
  • She holds a current DBS certificate
  • Emma lives in Sevenoaks, Kent and can travel to schools, libraries, festivals, equestrian clubs, WI Meetings etc. in London and the South-East
  • She requests that her travel costs are covered (45p per mile) and that all organisations ensure that her books are on-sale at the event and are promoted before her visit

Further Reading:

If you have pupils or children who are interested to find out more about a career as a Mounted Police Officer, this article from Pets4Homes might be of interest.