Take a look behind the scenes at Ely police station open day
VISITORS to Ely police station could find themselves having their finger prints taken and being put behind bars later this month - but not because they have broken the law.
The station is opening its doors to visitors on September 18, and members of the public will get the chance to take a look behind the scenes.
Highlights of the day will include a drugs dog demonstration, visits to the cell block, an exhibition of police vehicles, and a finger print demonstration.
Visitors will also be able to see how the city’s CCTV system operates; and there will be the chance to discover what it takes to be a volunteer operating the CCTV system.
Inspector Robin Sissons, Police Sector Commander for East Cambridgeshire, said: “The open day is a great opportunity for people to meet their local officers, find out more about what goes on at their local police station, and see how we work with some of our partner agencies.
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“There will be lots of activities, including an opportunity for children to run the speed gun challenge.
“There should be something for everyone – adults and children – and as well as the information and entertainment, there is the opportunity to talk to your local police in a pleasant environment.
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“More than 600 visitors attended the last event and we hope this year will be as successful. This is police and community engagement on a grand scale.”
“We hope the day will give everyone the chance to find out more about neighbourhood policing and the work of the other services attending.”
Local officers will be available to discuss any issues: and representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service, the Ambulance Service and Neighbourhood Watch will be on hand to offer advice.
A Drugs Information stall will be provided by AddAction and CASUS (Child & Adolescent Substance User Service), the alcohol and drugs advice services.
Other agencies attending will be; ECDC Environmental Enforcement; Mid-Anglia General Practitioner Accident Service (MAGPAS); Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch.
Residents will also be able to access crime prevention advice; meet the Special Constables; find out about Neighbourhood Panels, and visit the anti-social behaviour and crime reduction stalls.