South Birmingham Police are to invite the local community to take a look behind the scenes at Bournville Police Station, the base for Birmingham South Local Policing Unit which includes Northfield, Longbridge & Weoley stations, on Saturday May 7th.
Between 10am and 2pm, visitors will have the chance to visit police cells, have fingerprints taken, meet a drugs dog, watch a taser demo and firearms demonstration, try on police equipment and sit in police traffic cars.
There will be many more fun activities such as scaling the climbing wall, ‘Beat the bobbie’, a treasure hunt, bike marking, the crossbar challenge, a crime prevention tombola and more.
Representatives of other organisations, such as Ambulance Service, Sea Cadets, Street Games, Armed Forces and the Fire Service, will also be available to chat to.
PC Hayley Sherry, who has helped organise the event, said: “The open day is a fantastic opportunity for families to come along and have an enjoyable day, whilst meeting their local officers and finding out more about the police and partners in their area.”
Chief Superintendent Phil Kay said: “Events such as this are vital in breaking down barriers and helping people better understand what the police do and how we can work together to make our communities a better place to live.
“I really hope that local people will be able to come down and enjoy the event, and I look forward to meeting everyone on the day.”
The activities will be hosted at Bournville Police Station, 341 Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 1QX and Griffins Brook Recreation Ground, Cob Lane, (opposite police station). Free parking will be available across the road at Bournville College, Bristol Road South, B31 2AJ.
For further information about the day please contact the Partnerships Team at Bournville police station on 0345 113 5000. Alternatively please visit Birmingham South Police’s website or follow them on twitter