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Thanks for visiting NZ Police #openday

Thanks for visiting NZ Police #openday

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 4:26pm

National News

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders visited Police stations and events across the country from Kaitaia to Alexandra and The Cloud in Auckland to the Royal NZ Police College in Porirua, during the first ever NZ Police National Open Day.

Families interacted with Police staff, meet Police dogs and horses and were able to have a closer look at what a modern Police service looks like as all 12 Police Districts opened the doors to the public.

Commissioner Mike Bush was encouraged that so many people took up the opportunity to meet their local police officers and have a look behind the scenes at their local Police station.

“It’s really important that the public see how we work and why we do the things we do.” says Commissioner Bush

Along with the Police fitness testing, a number of kids took up the chance to clock their top sprinting speed with the speed laser, jump into a police car and check out various pieces of Police equipment. Also popular were tours through the cells, the new command centres, mobile technology and investigating mock crime scenes.

“We’ve received overwhelming positive feedback from a range of people that attended the open day. After speaking to staff from each of the Districts and visiting events in Wellington myself, it’s been a great event all round” said Mr Bush.

“Thanks to everyone who came along, thanks to our partners who joined in and thanks to all the Police staff who looked after our visitors.”

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