Shepherd's Bush Police Station Throws Open its Doors

Public invited to join a behind-the-scenes tour

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Shepherd's Bush Police Station is throwing open its doors to the public on September 22 from 10am till 3pm.

This event aims to give members of the public a rare and behind-the-scenes glimpse at what goes on inside a police station and see some of the specialist units, equipment and resources that the Met Police Service has at its disposal.

Local people visiting the station will be greeted by Borough Police Officers and given a talk and tour of the custody suite and an opportunity to ask questions.

They will also get a chance to see a wide range of activities including: demonstrations of custody procedures and public order equipment.

Officers and Police Cadets will be on hand to give community safety, crime prevention and careers advice.

Visitors will have the opportunity to have fingerprints taken and meet Safer Transport Teams and “PCSO Steve” as well as meeting Police horses and ride on a seatbelt sledge that simulates a car crash!

A particular attraction will include Safer Transport Teams carrying out free cycle security marking of bicycles and registering the details on BikeRegister to help tackle and prevent cycle crime.

Shepherd's Bush is one of many stations across the Capital opening their doors in what the Met is calling a large scale public engagement.

Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says: "I want the Met to be an open organisation. We are accountable to the public. These open days symbolise that openness - and I hope people enjoy looking around their local station.

“We are very clear that we are here to serve London and by inviting the public into our police stations we can give an insight to our daily work to keep them safe and tackle criminals.”

“I’d urge all Londoner’s to visit one of the police stations which is opening near them on the day and learn more about the Met.”

 

September 11, 2013