The Metropolitan Police’s mounted, air and dog support units are taking part in a public open day (Saturday 19th July) aimed at showing how the force’s specialist teams support day to day policing in the capital.
Demonstrations will include a “high octane” display by the mounted branch with officers and horses jumping through fire, a crowd suppressing public order demonstration and a helicopter pursuit where ‘suspects’ will escape into the grounds and crowds as part of the simulation.
There’ll also be an opportunity for members of the public to chat with officers and gain an insight into their daily work.
Chief Superintendent Mark Bird, who heads up the MPS Pan London Taskforce, said: “This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. It is a perfect opportunity to come and see some of the exciting and varied police units that support daily policing on London’s streets.
“There will be plenty of officers on hand to chat to and answer any burning questions you may have about individual units, whether that be about sniffer dogs, the mounted branch, the police helicopter, the Territorial Support Group or the even Marine Police Unit.”
Venue: Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, KT8 0BT.
Date/Time: Saturday 19th July, 11.00-16.00