Open Day to celebrate 160 years of policing in Kent

Contributed by editor on May 08, 2017 - 02:00 PM


The countdown to the next Kent Police Open Day, being held at the Kent Police College, Coverdale Avenue, Maidstone on Sunday 2 July 2017 has begun.



The open day is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the work police do across the county. Watch the police teams in action and test your skills at an array of activities.

What's on?

Running from 10am-4pm, the event offers something for all ages:

Watch the popular police dog, public order and personal safety demonstrations.

Find out how the police work with emergency service partners to keep Kent’s roads safe and watch  a live pursuit following a collision in the vehicle training area.

See how they solved some of our most newsworthy crimes – and the lengths criminals go to in hope to evade the law.

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Get tips on road safety and meet police dog, marine, motorcycle, helicopter and crash investigation teams.

Spend time in a cell, collect evidence at a crime scene or get crime prevention advice to keep your family, your valuables and your home safe this summer.

Check out the latest job and volunteering opportunities and chat to police teams to see if a career in policing is for you.

The Kent Police College complex is on Coverdale Avenue (behind Morrison's).

There will be limited free public/disabled parking - look out for car park signs on the day. Sat nav postcode: ME15 9DP

Assistance dogs only (no dogs left in vehicles).

Food, drink & ice creams can be purchased on site.

No tickets are required, but please join the Facebook event page so they can gauge numbers.

To avoid taking the car think about travelling to the Kent Police Open Day by public transport. Catch the Arriva No. 12 or 82 bus from Maidstone town centre (closest bus stop is outside Morrisons supermarket on Sutton Road). For bus times visit

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