THE Shoalhaven Police Local Area Command is staging an open day this Saturday.
The event, to be held at Nowra Anglican College, aims to give locals an insight into what policing is all about.
The open day will be a fun and informative family event, giving people a glimpse of the other side of the thin blue line.
It will be held between 9.30am and 2pm. Visitors will be able to talk about the different aspects of everyday policing with officers from the Shoalhaven LAC as well as specialist units.
The open day will also feature static and interactive displays from a number of police specialist units, emergency services, government and non-government organisations.
On display on the day will be POLAIR, the Police Rescue Squad, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Marine Area Command, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Operational Safety and Skills Command, Shoalhaven PCYC, NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, Department of Corrective Services, NSW Department of Primary Industries Fishcare Program and Marine Rescue Shoalhaven.
Children will be able to meet and get their photo taken with Constable Charlie, the NSW Police Force penguin mascot.
Food and refreshments will be available from the Nowra Anglican College Parents and Friends Association.
Shoalhaven LAC Customer Service Duty Officer Inspector Steve Johnson said the open day was a great opportunity for police to engage with the community.
“It is important for the public to see the capability of their local police and some of the specialist resources available to assist us in reducing crime, violence and fear in the community,” Inspector Johnson said.
“Some of the organisations that local police work with will also be having displays at the event.
“The open day will provide members of the public with a great opportunity to chat to police officers, and check out some the latest police technology.”
Entry into the event is free and all are welcome.