Thursday, July 16, 2009

Parkside Police Station Open Day

Cambridge residents and visitors are being given a rare chance to find out more about some the most interesting areas of policing.

Parkside Police Station is hosting an open day to give people a taste of forensics, catching criminals and what it feels like to literally be a criminal. It will take place this Sunday, July 19 between noon and 4pm.

The custody suite, where suspects are kept following arrest, will be opened up to visitors and fingerprint experts will be on hand to ink little volunteers' fingers. Visitors can see up close a CCTV van, a police motorcycle, a police traffic car, an accident wreck and even the police helicopter.

Cambridgeshire Police Authority and a recruitment team will be present, along with a crime scene investigator, neighbourhood policing officers and drugs awareness advisers. A speed gun will be used as part of a children's speed trial and a police dog will put on a display. Residents will also be able to get crime prevention advice.

This is a fun, free family event and everyone is welcome!

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