Police stand out at show
As the Royal Norfolk Show approaches, officers and staff from across Norfolk Constabulary are preparing their stands ready to inform and advise members of the public.
Several police units will be taking part this year including Rural Crime Officers, the Special Constabulary, Youth Engagement Teams, Roads Policing and Firearms Unit and many more. Each offering exciting insights into the work that they do.
Rural Crime Officers will be available to answer questions and give advice about Operation Randall, a scheme aimed at protecting Norfolk's rural communities from becoming victims of crime. New leaflets and stickers will be given out to promote crime prevention tactics and allow you to support this important initiative.
Detective Constable Andy Brown from Op Randall said, "This is the first time our rural officers will be on hand to give out information about Operation Randall. We hope the public takes this opportunity to support the new initiative and learns all about crime in our rural communities.
The Special Constabulary will be launching their new campaign promoting the message, "You can be Special”. If you are interested in volunteering for Norfolk Police, officers will be on hand to offer information about the joining process and the skills required. You will be able to find them on the citizens in policing stand on both days.
Are you share aware? Are your Children? Our Youth Engagement Team has teamed up with the NSPCC and will be on hand to provide vitally important information about how to use the internet safely. Technology is growing rapidly and is more accessible than ever. Speak with our colleagues to understand what part you can play in protecting your children online.
Returning again this year will be our Roads Policing and Firearms Unit's Lotus Elise. The specially marked vehicle is kindly provided by Lotus cars and provides an opportunity for members of the public to sit in the sports car, drive a virtual lap and experience the effects that not paying attention can have.
Chief Inspector Kris Barnard from the Roads Policing and Firearms Unit said, "It's great to be returning to the Norfolk Show. It gives us a great opportunity to engage with members of the public, giving an insight to the job we undertake and hopefully demonstrating the need to pay attention whilst driving on our roads.”
The Royal Norfolk Show is on Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June 2016 and Norfolk Constabulary will be in attendance on both days to answer any questions you may have.