Brothers Blake, 5, and Hayden Bruning, 9, get an early taste of the Nelson police open day this Saturday.

Police to host open day


Usually, if you’re inside of a police cell or being chased by police dogs you’ve got yourself in a pretty bad situation – until now.

For the first time in six years the Nelson Police Station will be hosting an open day, in conjunction with other police stations around the country.

Members of the public can come and see the inside of the police cells, kids can get fingerprinted, displays with police equipment including the booze bus, armed offenders squad, search and rescue team and police cars will be available to take kids for rides. Organiser Lex Bruning says it will be a full on day.

“Last time we did this 3000 people turned up, so we’re expecting a really big day.”

There will also be live demonstrations by officers on the hour at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

“We’ve blocked a lot of the roads off so we have the space,” says Lex. “We want to make it a really great day for families and we encourage parents to bring their cameras.”

The open day is this Saturday at the Nelson Police Station and runs from 10am to 2pm.