Police gear up for national open day

  • 18/10/2015
Police Commissioner Mike Bush (File)
Police Commissioner Mike Bush (File)

Police are showcasing the work they do at a national open day.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the first national open day in 2014 was so successful a second one is being held today.

Members of police dive squads, search and rescue, road cops, bomb squads and others will be giving demonstrations around the country, and the Eagle helicopter will be busy in Auckland.

"The open day is a great way for police to build on the relationships we have with the communities we serve," Mr Bush says.

"It's also an opportunity for us to thank the public for the huge support they show police," he said.

In Wellington, district police and the Royal New Zealand Police College have teamed up to present events from 1pm to 4pm at the college in Papakowhai Road, Porirua.

There will be plenty on display including vintage police cars and the new mobile police base.

"You'll be able to practise taking fingerprints, test your running speed against our laser and even test your aim with our firearms training simulator," police say.

There'll be a display by the armed offenders squad, special tactics group and dogs at 3pm.