Find out more about your police force at open day

Archie McDonald with his uncle, dog handler PC Ian McDonald and police dog Billy at last year's force open day
Archie McDonald with his uncle, dog handler PC Ian McDonald and police dog Billy at last year's force open day
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Families are being encouraged to go along to Northamptonshire Police’s rescheduled open day.

Chief Inspector Nick Lyall is hoping people from across the county will go to the event being held at Force Headquarters at Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, September 8.

Chief Insp Lyall said: “We’ll be adding even more attractions to last year’s favourites so it’s certainly a date for people to put in their diaries.

“It’s a great chance to find out more about the many different aspects and departments of police work, from the firearms and dogs section to CID and the force control room.

“In addition to live demonstrations and scenarios, there will be stands and displays offering a wide variety of information and advice, fun activities for children, refreshments and Safer Community Teams from across the county will be there for people to meet their local officers and PCSOs.”

Demonstrations and scenarios will include an armed response vehicle and dogs demonstration, petrol bombing demonstration, off-road motorbike demonstration, Taser demonstration, emergency response scenario, mock trial demonstration and force control room demonstration.

There will also be activities for children, as well as refreshments and historic police cars on show, the police museum, stands for Safer Community Teams from across the county, crime prevention advice, the Special Constabulary, the police cadets, the Arson Task Force, Wildlife and Countryside officers and Victim Support.

Last year’s open day proved hugely popular, drawing huge crowds who enjoyed the demonstrations and stands.

People who attended posted lots of comments on the force’s facebook page after the event, many saying what a great day it had been.