Twickenham Police Station is having an open day. Can you solve our crime scene?
Officers from a range of units are scheduled to attend the event (subject to operational demands) to talk to visitors and give demonstrations. These units include:
• Safer Neighbourhood Teams
• Emergency Response Teams and their vehicles
• CID investigators
• Dog Support
• The Police Cadets
• The Met Special Constabulary
• The Met Volunteer Programme
• Public Order Officers
Other attractions include:
• The Met Historical Car Fleet
• RNLI and their life boat
• London Fire Brigade and fire engine (Subject to operational demand)
• Emergency Life Support Demonstrations
• Free Cycle Marking.
• Operation Lockout Van
• Finger Printing for children
• Create your own ‘wanted’ poster for children
• Mock Crime Scene
Met police mascot, PC Lee, will be around all day to meet young visitors
The band Nark Drool and the Shudders will also be playing some toe-tapping tunes throughout the day.
Entry is free. Last visitors will be admitted at 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Guide dogs are allowed. Disabled access available. Car Parking is not available.
Last year, over 2000 people came to Twickenham Police Station public open day. We hope to exceed this number this year.
Dog Support Unit
250 dog teams provide 24-hour specialist support to the Met Police across London’s 32 boroughs. This includes tracking suspects, firearms and dead bodies, conducting drugs searches, finding explosive substances and advising police teams on dangerous dogs.
Aims to stop young people from offending or re-offending. Members of the team include police officers, social, education, health and drugs workers.
Youngsters aged 14 to 19 can join around 2,000 Met Police Cadets to play a key part in alcohol test purchases operations, events like Trooping the Colour and the annual Police Cadets competition held at the Hendon police training centre.
Met Historical Fleet
The Met Historical Fleet is a collection of classic cars, motorbikes and other related paraphernalia from policing days gone by.
Met Special Constabulary (MSC)
Special Constables (SCs) are 18 years old and over. They volunteer 16 hours a month or more, working alongside regular police officers. There are currently about 30 SCs on Richmond borough.
There are 18 Safer Neighbourhoods Teams on the borough, comprised of a sergeant, police officers and PCSOs.
Met Volunteer Programme (MVP)
Locals aged 18 upwards give between 10 and 60 hours of their free time to help the Met in a range of roles, from working on the front counter at Teddington Police station and in the Criminal Justice Unit, to helping forensics teams and CID.
See the poster here.