More than 800 people showed up for the first Shoalhaven Police Open Day on Saturday.
Held at the Nowra Anglican College, the fun and informative family event gave people the chance to see the other side of the thin blue line.
“The open day was a great success and an ideal opportunity for police, other emergency services and organisations that police work with to engage with the local community,” said Shoalhaven Local Area Command customer service duty officer Inspector Steve Johnson.
There was lots for families, in particular kids, to see and do, includING demonstrations by NSW Police Force weapons trainers attached to the Operational Safety and Skills Command, Dog Unit, Forensics Services Group, Mounted Unit and POLAIR.
NSW Fire and Rescue also gave tips on fire prevention during a kitchen fire simulation.
Kids got to meet and get their photo taken with Constable Charlie, the NSW Police Force penguin mascot.
Posing with Constable Charlie, Senior Constable Wenborn said, “The reason police chose a penguin as a mascot is because they are a family-oriented mascot and look after each other.”
• For more photos from the open day see Wednesday’s South Coast Register or go to www.southcoastregister.