Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Local children and families got the chance to understand what it’s like to be a police officer at an open day held at Ely Police Station yesterday.

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Children could get their fingerprints taken, take the speed gun challenge, get a cycle security marked and meet the local policing team as well the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Councillor Jason Ablewhite.

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

There was also a police dog display and other activities.

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “Thank you to everyone who attended our Ely Police Station open day yesterday.

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

“It was great to see and meet so many families throughout the day.

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

“Highlights included trying on the police uniforms, taking on the speed gun challenge and exploring the police cars, ambulance and fire engine.”

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

One person said on social media: “What an enjoyable, interesting and insightful afternoon it was. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to run this event.”

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

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Another said: “My kids absolutely loved it, thank you.”

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

A third added: “It was great, my little one loved it. Especially the sticker she got. Thank you.”

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East

Open day at Ely Police Station is a success with children and parents. PHOTO: Facebook/Policing East Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant