AN OPEN day at Staffordshire Police Headquarters has been hailed a success after more than 7,500 people turned out for the event.
Visitors enjoyed a behind-the-scenes glimpse of police operations, in a day that included a visit from the force helicopter, and a chance to meet Staffordshire’s police dogs, as well as giant furry mascot Kash.
Attractions also included tours of the control room, a display of police cars through the years, and the opportunity for visitors to try on a police uniform and have their fingerprints and mug shots taken. There were also a climbing wall, bouncy castles, face painting, and a magician to entertain the crowds.
Staffordshire police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis said: “Congratulations to Staffordshire Police for an amazing open day at police headquarters.
“ The mood was amazing, the atmosphere was great and people were really appreciating what the police are doing.”