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Locals in Spennymoor flock to Police Station's Open Days

PCC Ron Hogg with Sgt Warren Edwards and young people

PCC Ron Hogg with Sgt Warren Edwards and young people

Locals in Spennymoor flock to Police Station's Open Days

Over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August an Open Event was held at Spennymoor Police Office where members of the public could visit the station and see behind the scenes of a working Police Station. Officers from different departments ranging from Crime Scene Investigation, Dog Section, Motorcycle Section, Custody, Armed Response, Alcohol Harm Reduction, Traffic, Beat Officers and Livin were available to meeting with the community and explain their sphere of work.

The event had approximately 200 visitors which were a mixture of children and adults who got to try on uniform as well as see inside the vehicles use the sirens and watch a display from Dog Section.

The event was attended by Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police & Crime Commissioner, who met with residents as part of the tour, with many signing up to join his Community Panels. Improving engagement with local communities is one of the policing priorities Mr Hogg has tasked the Chief Constable to deliver across County Durham and Darlington.  

Mr Hogg said: “The interaction from the community was fantastic, with residents of all ages fully engaged in policing activities and learning what actually happens behind the scenes at their local police station. A lot of hard work has gone into the event; this has been an excellent example of putting communities into the heart of local policing, well done.”

The Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Milne would like to thank all of the public who attended the event to make it a triumph.

Posted on Tuesday 5th August 2014
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