Go behind-the-scenes at Avon and Somerset Constabulary headquarters in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 15:57 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:10 24 July 2017

The police open day in 2015.

The police open day in 2015.


Thousands of people will be able to get up close and see what the emergency services do for North Somerset at an open day later this year.

The police open day in 2015.The police open day in 2015.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s headquarters in Portishead will host the annual showpiece, which will also see the RNLI, Avon Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics attend.

Representatives from the Somerset Air Ambulance and coastguard services will also be in attendance.

The event will take place in October and tickets went on sale today (Monday).

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said “I’m delighted that the constabulary will once again be opening its doors to say thank you to you for your support as colleagues, families, friends and residents.

“We always have a fantastic time at our open days and I hope that you will take the time to join us again this year, celebrating the work of all our emergency services.

“Between the tours of the communication centre where 999 calls are received, demonstrations by the dogs, horses and fire as well as finding out more about how you can be involved in helping your emergency services, there is truly something for everyone.”

Police horses and dogs will produce displays to delight families and people will have the opportunity to find out about potential voluntary roles with the constabulary.

The open day is free to attend, but places are limited to 7,500 so it is ticketed. The first tickets went on sale this week, but more will be available later in the summer.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “This event is a great opportunity for us to open our doors to our local community and share with them the work we do to ensure they feel safe.

“We are delighted to extend this year’s event to welcome our emergency services partners; working collaboratively is a really important part of what we do and the communities we serve.

“It is set to be a fantastic day, so please do apply for tickets to join us.”

The open day will run from 10am-4pm on October 1.

To register for a ticket, visit www.hqopenday.eventbrite.com

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