Po­lice doors wide open

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

SOUTH­ERN Perth res­i­dents were not afraid to meet their lo­cal po­lice when Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion opened its doors to the public for the first time.

More than 2000 peo­ple flocked to the sta­tion for the inau­gu­ral open day on Sun­day, May 24 and it was all for a great cause.

All money raised on the day, in­clud­ing money from sausage siz­zles and mer­chan­dise, went to Po­lice Legacy to sup­port the fam­i­lies of of­fi­cers who sac­ri­ficed their lives in the line of duty.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion Se­nior Sergeant Ash­ley Goy said the event was a long time in the mak­ing, but it was well worth the ef­fort.

“The feed­back was very pos­i­tive from a wide sec­tion of the public,” Se­nior Sergeant Goy said.

“Many peo­ple told us that it was great to see the sta­tion open its doors and give peo­ple an in­sight into what a po­lice sta­tion looks like, in­clud­ing some of the as­sets and equip­ment po­lice use.

“We had re­quests to make it an an­nual event, which we will con­sider in the com­ing months,” he said.

South East Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Brad Royce said he ap­pre­ci­ated the public’s sup­port on the day and the fact that the lo­cal com­mu­nity showed an in­ter­est in WA Po­lice.

WA mounted po­lice demon­strate their skills to the crowd at Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion's open day.

WA Po­lice Pipe Band wow the crowd, play­ing tra­di­tional Scot­tish tunes and a few crowd favourites like the hokey pokey

Kens­ing­ton po­lice of­fi­cers cook up a storm for the crowd, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Po­lice Legacy.

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