Oamaru police officers will for once be hoping the cells at
the Oamaru Police Station will be overflowing on saturday, as
the station hosts an open day to reveal more of the inner
working of the police and other emergency services.
The open day, which runs from 11am to 1pm, will give
law-abiding Oamaru residents the chance to tour the police
cells, as well as see exhibits from the armed offenders
squad, the police dog section and the commercial vehicle
Senior Sergeant Jason McCoy said the day, which would also
allow people to visit the fingerprint room and go inside a
"booze bus", would provide a fun and educational time.
"This is a great opportunity for children and adults to have
a fun time while also learning more about the work of our
emergency service organisations."
Search and rescue staff will also provide a live abseiling
demonstration, while the Oamaru Volunteer Fire Brigade will
demonstrate how the "jaws of life" work.
Displays from police partner organisations St John, the Rural
Fire Service, Victim Support, community patrols and civil
defence will also be on show on the day, to show how local
emergency service organisations work.