Police doors wide open
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.