Walsall Police are holding their annual Open Day at Walsall Police Station, Green Lane tomorrow, Sunday 23 September and members of the public are invited to join in the fun and find out more about the work of local bobbies!
An RAF helicopter will be arriving to open the event followed by a welcome by the new police commander for Walsall, Chief Superintendant David Sturman.
Despite bad weather last year over 3,000 visitors attended the event. This year, they are hoping to exceed those numbers as it’s set to be another popular free family day out for the local community.
The event is an opportunity for people to really get to know their local police and also to see how policing has changed over the years.
The event will include demonstrations of police dogs and police vehicles for visitors to see including traffic, firearms cars and police vehicles through the ages. The cells will be open to the public and visitors will be able to watch a live feed from the force helicopter from across the West Midlands.
The army bomb disposal team will also be doing a demonstration and music will be provided by the West Midlands Police band.
Chief Superintendent David Sturman, said:
“This event is a really important day for Walsall Police and our partners as it gives us an opportunity to show our communities just what we do to make Walsall a safer place in which we live, work and visit.
“I very much hope the people of Walsall come along and see us. So much effort goes into organising an event like this and I am sure it will be a really enjoyable day.
“We have received incredible support from partners, sponsors and exhibitors. Without their support events like these would not be possible.”
There will be a live stream of the event on Walsall Facebook (www.facebook.com/walsallpolice) and officers will also be tweeting throughout the event from the Walsall Police Twitter account (www.facebook.com/walsallpolice )
If you want to get involved on twitter you are invited to include hashtag #walsallpoliceopenday in your tweets.
Police are also inviting members of the public to e-mail them photos they have taken from the day. These will form part of an album which provides a snap shot of the event and captures people’s memories the day.
An event poster can be downloaded via the following link: