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Thames Valley Police day of fun

Posted: 01/08/2007 14:46:51

Thames Valley Police invite families for a day of fun!

This summer Thames Valley Police is holding a family fun day and is throwing open its doors to families to come along and find out more about policing.

The first open day was held last year, and proved a great success, with over 1,100 people attending. This year’s open day will be held on Saturday 11 August, between 10am and 4pm, at the Museum - which is within the grounds of Thames Valley Police Training Centre at Sulhamstead near Reading.

The event is being held to help promote greater understanding of the work of the various departments and specialist roles that make up Thames Valley Police. This year the family friendly open day will be better than ever, with a wider range of exhibits to see and activities to take part in, such as guided tours of the dog section and a chance to solve a murder mystery game.

Families will have the opportunity to look round the museum, which is packed with exhibitions about the history of Thames Valley Police, as well as collections including items from the Great Train Robbery of 1963, uniforms, equipment, medals, photographs and scenes of crime evidence.

Officers from some of the Force’s specialist departments will also be on hand to give the public a personal insight into their role and work; the majority of which the public might not be aware of because it goes on behind the scenes. Roads Policing officers will be in attendance as will members of the Specialist Search and Recovery team, Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) and the Firearms team. The Mounted Section is also taking part and will be bringing their horses to the event. The CTW and dog section will both be doing displays and visitors will also be able to go on tours round the kennels.

As well as input from specialist departments, people will get the chance to see the new ‘Worlds Collide’ film, produced with help from students at St Birinus School, Didcot, to let young people know about the dangers of replica firearms. The film will be followed by a talk from a Firearms officer. Visitors will also get the chance to see Irish dancing from the newly-formed Thames Valley Police Emerald Society, listen to a jazz band, see classic police cars, a police ‘Tardis’ and go on tractor rides around the site.

The open day is also part of the Thames Valley Police Museum’s contribution to a regional family friendly marketing campaign which promotes museums and seeks to make them more accessible to families.

Museum Curator Ken Wells, a retired police officer and scenes of crime officer, said: “Although the museum is quite small it has some really interesting exhibits and we are really keen to let more people know about it. Visits to the museum have increased since last year’s open day and we have now added three new exhibitions and revamped the Great Train Robbery exhibition.”

Chief Constable Sara Thornton, who will be opening the event, said: “We are always keen to build stronger links with our communities and this is an ideal for us to get to know Thames Valley residents. It is also a great opportunity for members of the public to meet some of our officers and find out a bit more about what we do.”

Parking at the site is limited and will be available on a first come first served basis.


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