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

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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