Rare look behind the scenes at police station

Adam PoulsenGeraldton Guardian
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Geraldton police will offer a glimpse into their day-to-day operations at an open day on Saturday.

Officers from several units will attend, with displays from the tactical response group, the bomb squad, the drug squad, and the booze bus.

The open day will provide recruiting information for aspiring police officers and will host attractions including a fully restored 1990 Holden VN Commodore police traffic car.

It also forms part of continued celebrations to mark the centenary of women joining the WA Police force.

Senior Sergeant Brad Bird said the event would coincide with the unveiling of the station’s $4.7 million refurbishments.

“The renovations will cater for and accommodate a recent influx of 23 new officers and six new detectives to the station,” he said.

Sergeant Nathan Good said the event would be a great day out and encouraged anyone interested to come along.

“It’s all open to the public, so come on down to have a look at the new facilities, take a tour of the station, and have a chat to the cops to find out what they get up to every day on the job,” he said.

The Clontarf Foundation, a group striving to improve the education and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, will hold a sausage sizzle at the event, with proceeds going to the organisation.

The open day will run from 9am to 1pm.

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