21 March 2012

Open Day at Belconnen Police Station

| johnboy
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ACT Policing will open its doors of the new Belconnen Police Station to the public on Saturday 31 March at a public open day to celebrate the opening of the new station.

Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Matt Corbitt said that it’s a rare opportunity for the public to see inside a police station, particularly one that is state-of-the-art.

“Along with the opportunity to tour inside the new station, the public will be able to take a sneak peak at some of the more ‘restricted’ areas including interview rooms and holding cells,” Sergeant Corbitt said.

A number of functions will also be on display including Specialist Response and Security (Bomb Response Team, Search and Rescue), Traffic Operations, the Exhibit Management Centre and AFP Forensics.

Police vehicles on show will include RAPID, Water Operations jet skis, motorbikes, traffic pursuit cars, ACT Policing’s mobile police station (truck) and for the first time, the Specialist Response and Security’s nine tonne armoured rescue vehicle (known as the ‘Bearcat’).

Demonstrations will take place throughout the day involving the AFP’s canine unit and operational safety training. Kids and parents alike can take their photo in front of a ‘police lineup’, follow the ‘lizard trail’ sticker tour and chat with Constable Kenny Koala. ‘Lizard’ face painting and a barbeque will also be on offer.

“We are really excited to be opening our doors to the public, and we hope everyone takes the opportunity to come see the station for themselves and meet our team.”

The public open day will be held Saturday 31 March from 10am to 2pm, 100 Benjamin Way (corner of Benjamin Way and Market Street), Belconnen. The public is asked to use the parking available on Lathlain Street, Belconnen behind the Churches Centre and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

For more information go to police.act.gov.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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