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Constabulary to hold showcase event in Carlisle

[A]n event showcasing the operational capabilities of Cumbria Constabulary is set to take place in Carlisle city centre.

On Saturday 11th August the Constabulary, along with representatives of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and other partner agencies, will hold an event in the city centre showcasing their operational capabilities in order to educate, and engage with, the public on the work carried out to keep people in Cumbria safe.

It is hoped that the event will also encourage more people to consider a career in policing be that as police officer, PCSO, special constable or a civilian staff member.

The event will also provide the public with an opportunity to meet their local policing team.

The event will take place between 10am and 3pm and will include numerous displays for the public to watch on English Street.

The displays are:

  • 10.30am: ‘A cop’s best friend, a criminal’s worst nightmare’ – use of general purpose police dogs.
  • 11am: ‘Chasing the baddies’ – vehicle pursuit and armed response.
  • 11.30am: ‘True blood’ – use of forensic detection dogs.
  • 12pm: ‘Fatal four’ and ‘Fly guys’ – how we look to reduce death and serious injury on Cumbrian roads followed by a drone demonstration.
  • 12.30pm: ‘The nose knows, the tail shows’ – use of specialist detection dogs for drugs, cash and firearms.
  • 1pm: ‘I predict a riot’ – policing of public order incidents.
  • 1.30pm: ‘Chasing the baddies’ – vehicle pursuit and armed response.

As well as the displays there will be numerous interactive and engaging stalls offering information and advice on a range of topics including:

  • Bullying
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Collision Investigation
  • Drones
  • Fraud
  • Hate crime
  • Rural and Wildlife crime
  • Youth Offending

There will also be stalls for representatives from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: “Saturday’s event is a great opportunity for the public to meet some of the people who work incredibly hard to keep everyone in Cumbria safe.

“There will be some fantastic displays put on by some of our operational staff to showcase the Constabulary’s capability to tackle crime and disorder.

“It also will hopefully encourage others to consider whether they would be interested in pursuing a career in the policing service be that as an officer, PCSO, special constable or civilian staff member.

“It also provides a fantastic opportunity for further engagement between the public and their local policing team.

“I would like to thank all the other agencies that are supporting this event and hope to see many of you at what will be an excellent day.”

Police & Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “This event will offer an impressive display of some of the ways that the police tackle crime and disorder, and give a real insight into just some of the challenges our police face every day. I believe it is also an excellent chance for the public to talk to their local policing team, so please do go along if you can, I am sure there will be lots to see, do and learn.”

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