Lancashire Police Open Day for Behind the Badge returns

Posted on - 12th September, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Penwortham, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

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Lancashire Police are preparing to throw open their doors once more for their now annual Open Day.

The force’s headquarters in Hutton will see police dog displays, tours of the communications centre and police vehicles on the display.

Visitors will have the chance to learn how crimes are investigating and understand how rural areas are being protected.

Behind the Badge day saw tens of thousands of people visit over two days last year.

The event on Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October is free to attend but you must register in advance. It runs from 10am to 4pm each day.

Adults may be asked for photo identification before being allowed into the event.

Bags and prams may be searched. And you must register everyone attending including young children and babies.

Chief constable Steve Finnigan 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 and Public Protection.

“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, as well as demonstrate our commitment to Lancashire which includes 24/7 policing, local policing and the investigation of serious crime.”

Police and crime commissioner, Clive Grunshaw said: “This is our second open weekend and is a great opportunity for the people of Lancashire to come and see for themselves the many different departments within the force and the work they do which is not always in the public domain.

“As well as this there will be opportunity for our residents to spend time talking to their local policing teams and staff from my team who will be launching a consultation on the council tax that goes towards policing in our county.

“With the number of tickets already snapped up people will need to be quick and register their interest in order to be able to attend the weekend.”

You have to register via Eventbrite to attend.

Did you go the event last year? Will you be going this year? Let us know in the comments below

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