OFFICERS, staff and volunteers hosted an open day at Grays police station to show residents what they do to help keep Thurrock safe.
On Sunday, February 17, hundreds of guests visited Grays police station to learn more about what our officers do.
At the open day, children were given activities pack with a list of activities to build up to earning their ‘junior warrant card’ to take home with them.
A Police spokesperson said: “Our Dog Section showed off their four-legged friends who help protect the county.
Our traffic officers spoke to a number of children, gave them road safety advice and invited them to try on their police kit and explore their police cars and motorbikes.
Our crime scene investigators showed children how to gather evidence and take fingerprints from pretend crime scenes. Some children took their fingerprint samples home as key rings to show their friends at school.
Special operations officers showed visitors how they use drones to help search for missing people and suspects.
Our public order officers and firearms officers showed children how they deal with difficult situations and let them try on their uniform.