Police HQ Open Day raises thousands of pounds for charity

ALMOST £3,000 has been raised for the UK Police Memorial Fund after big crowds enjoyed an annual Open Day at the Staffordshire Police HQ on Sunday.

Over 9,000 visitors were welcomed to the event held at the Weston Road complex in Stafford.

The occasion gives the public insight and better understanding of police work in fighting crime.

Visitors were able to see and speak to staff and officers from all areas of the force, see live demonstrations and take part in experiences, plus much more.

Lead organiser Tony Lungrin, said: “It was a fantastic event and I was delighted to see colleagues pulling together to ensure it ran as smoothly as possible. “

Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, said: “The event was a great success and I would like to thank everyone for their involvement – staff, officers, cadets, specials and volunteers as well as our partner agencies – all of whom came together to give the public insight into what we do, in a fun and engaging way.” 

Monies raised will go towards creating a new memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire that will pay tribute to officers and staff from the police service who have died while carrying out their duties.