Prestonians are being invited to see how Lancashire Police operate at their headquarters on the edge of Preston.Advertisement
Based at Hutton the force is holding an open day for residents to get behind the scenes.
Officers will talk through how they respond to major incidents, the training police dogs get and some of the secrets in crime scene investigations.
Paid for by money seized from criminals, the event is free to attend and aims to lift the lid on policing.
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Rhodes said: “Events such as these are vital in building up openness, trust, understanding and confidence in our communities and better still, this one is being paid for by the criminals themselves.
“The day will provide local people with the opportunity to speak to officers and police staff from many different areas of policing, including Neighbourhood Policing, Rural and Wildlife Crime, the Special Constabulary, Armed Response, Mounted Branch, the Dog Unit, Public Protection and the Serious and Organised Crime Unit.
“We hope as well as being a lot of fun for visitors of all ages that the day will give people a real insight into policing in Lancashire and lift the lid on areas of policing that the public may know very little about.2
Children are welcome to attend the day, which includes demonstrations from police dogs and horses.
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “I am delighted the public will have the chance to see first-hand the breadth of work that Lancashire Constabulary undertakes and gain a real insight into the different roles officers and staff play in keeping the public safe.
“I will be there along with staff from my office, showcasing some of the projects we are involved in and the work we are driving forward to benefit Lancashire’s residents. This is a real opportunity for local people to learn more about my role, and I hope to see as many people as possible there.”
The event runs from 10am to 4pm at the police headquarters, is free to attend but you must register in advance via Eventbrite.