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Hundreds turn out for Showcase event in Carlisle

[O]n Saturday 11th August, hundreds of people turned out for the Cumbria Constabulary Showcase event held in Carlisle city centre.

Throughout the event there were displays from the Constabulary’s dog, mobile support, firearms and public order teams.

They were joined by different departments within the Constabulary, such as Crime Scene Investigation and local problem-solving teams, who were on hand to share their experiences and give advice.

Colleagues from Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service were also present.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: “Saturday’s showcase event was simply fantastic. It was a real privilege to be able to share what we do with so many people

“The demonstrations went down really well with the public and it was great to see so many youngsters with aspirations to join us!

“It was also pleasing to see the reaction on our social media accounts where we live-streamed some of the demos so anyone could be part of it.

“I would like to thank Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service for their support.

“I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone that turned up to support the event.”

Police & Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “This event was an excellent showcase of some of the ways that the police tackle crime and disorder, and it gave a real insight into just some of the challenges our police force faces every day. It was a great way for the public to talk to their local policing team and I hope that they enjoyed the event.”

Cllr Lee Sherriff, Portfolio holder for Communities, Health and Wellbeing, said: “The showcase event was a great success and attracted a lot of interest in the city centre. The programme activities gave a great insight into the wide range of services provided by Cumbria Police and their partners. Thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the event.”

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