AN open day is being held at Kidderminster Police Station by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore.

Members of the public are being invited to join officers for the day, on Sunday, June 8, from 11am until 3pm.

There are free goody bags for children and visitors can try on uniforms, see the equipment that police support units use, meet police dogs and their handlers, chat to firearms officers and take a peek behind the scenes around the station with a burglary scene tour.

Also on offer is a chance to play detective and solve the clues in a mock crime scene and become the subject of a Wanted poster.

Officers will be on hand to chat to and show people around vintage police cars and bikes and the West Mercia Police Band will also be performing.

Partner organisations that will also be represented at the event include the fire service, the Search and Rescue Association and the Community Safety Partnership.

There will be stands with information on drugs awareness, crime prevention, special constables and competitions to win prizes.

Supt Kevin Purcell said: “The key to successful policing is strong links and support from the community.

"This event gives us the opportunity to engage with local people and I welcome everyone to please come along and have a fabulous, free, day out which, I hope, will be enjoyable and informative for all."

Mr Longmore said: “This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages and gives us and the police an opportunity to engage with local people, provide them with an insight into our work and to raise awareness of ongoing initiatives.

“We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible.”