On Saturday, September 27, between 12 and 4pm, visitors will be able to have their fingerprints taken, be the subject of a ‘wanted’ poster or have a go-kart ride. A chip pan fire demonstration will also take place and guests will be able to talk to firearms officers.
Police dogs and their handlers will be in attendance, including mascot Peeler. The Wildlife Trust will be bringing along animals and police and fire vehicles will be on display.
Inspector Sarah Corteen, responsible for policing Bromsgrove, said:
“I welcome everyone to come along and have an enjoyable day out. This event provides us with the opportunity to build on the links and relationships we have with the local community, which is key to successful policing and partnership working.
“This open day gives us the chance to showcase our joint problem solving talents and give the community an insight into our work. With displays and activities for all the family to enjoy the day promises to be entertaining for all.”
Bill Longmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, said:
“This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages and gives us, the police and the Fire and Rescue Service an opportunity to engage with local people, provide them with an insight into our partnership and to raise awareness of ongoing initiatives. We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible.”
Environment Agency, Search and Rescue and Community Safety Partnership will also be taking part.
The free event has been put on by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Bill Longmore and is shared with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.