Sep 19 2013

Pinner Police Station Open Day – September 22, 2013

police_lantern_2-150x150The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is set to open its police stations to the public for a grand scale public engagement event on Sunday 22 September 2013.

This event will give members of the public a rare and behind-the-scenes glimpse at what goes on inside a police station and see some of the specialist units, equipment and resources that the MPS has at its disposal.

Visitors and residents will also be able to talk to local senior police officers about policing in their area.

Members of the public can attend their specific police station anytime between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs where they will be greeted by borough police officers and given a talk and tour of the station and an opportunity to ask questions.

They will also get a chance to see a wide range of activities including; demonstrations of custody procedures, public order demonstrations and handling of protective equipment, video displays of Metropolitan Special Constabulary, MPS Careers, community safety and crime prevention, Safer Transport teams, fingerprint taking, response policing, patrol cars, Emergency Life Support displays, and “PCSO Steve” and the other MPS mascots may also make an appearance!

A particular attraction will include Safer Transport teams carrying out free cycle security marking of bicycles and registering the details on BikeRegister to help tackle and prevent cycle crime.

Further information about what is happening at your local police station open day is available on local borough police internet sites and on your local police Twitter account.

Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “I want the Met to be an open organisation. We are accountable to the public. These open days symbolise that openness – and I hope people enjoy looking around their local station. We are very clear that we are here to serve London and by inviting the public into our police stations we can give an insight to our daily work to keep them safe and tackle criminals. I’d urge all Londoners to visit one of the police stations which is opening near them on the day and learn more about the Met.”

Harrow’s event is at Pinner Police Station, on Sunday September 22, from 10am to 4pm.


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