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Bromley police station processes 1,000 people on open day
LAW abiding citizens took the opportunity to go somewhere they have never been before – when Bromley Police Station opened its doors for the day.
A thousand people took a glimpse behind the scenes of policing in the borough.
They had guided tours around the custody suite, had the opportunity to have their fingerprints taken, meet police dogs and handle deactivated weapons used by the Met’s firearms unit.
Visitors also got the chance to get behind the wheel of patrol cars as well as take a closer look at some of the motorbikes used to police the borough.
And youngsters were only too willing to test out the lights and sirens.
A mock crime scene had been created by Bromley police’s forensic team and children were invited to find the forensic opportunities to help solve the break-in.
Volunteer police cadets were on hand to assist visitors throughout Sunday’s event while officers from the borough’s safer neighbourhoods teams were on hand to give tips on crime prevention.
Bromley borough commander Steph Roberts said: “I was delighted to see so many people come along and find out about their local police, it was really pleasing to see that the event was so well attended.
“So many aspects of policing were on display and people were truly fascinated by them.
“The day gave people the opportunity to engage with us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and I was privileged to meet with so many members of the local community and partners.
“It was a real pleasure to see so many people enjoying it.”
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