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Police open day is declared a success
9:04am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
Thousands flocked to Keighley’s police station to attend its third annual open day.
The event was arranged by the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team and was described as extremely successful.
Visitors could watch and enjoy a variety of activities and attractions – not all of which were police-related.
Commenting on last Sunday’s event, acting inspector Craig Marshall said: “It was fantastic. This was the third year we’ve held the day and it was the best by far. We opened at 11am and we had people queuing to get in from a quarter to. The weather was excellent.
“The fire brigade came and an ambulance team was there. The Scouts had a climbing wall, we had children’s rides and there were different types of police vehicle on display.”
People also had a rare opportunity to visit part of Airedale House’s custody area, see some police horses, watch demonstrations from martial arts groups and listen to performances by the West Yorkshire Police Band.
Acting inspector Marshall added: “This was very much a fun day and an engagement day to get more people to come and meet us. The visitors weren’t just from Keighley - there were people from outlying areas.
“We’d publicised the event well in the schools and there were a lot of parents who came along with their children. We’re planning to build on the success and hold another day like this next year.”