Guernsey Police Host Open Evening Tonight

15th May 2018

You can learn more about a career with Guernsey Police at a Police Constables Open Evening, tonight.

You will have the chance to speak to representatives from the Bomb Disposal Unit, Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Firearms Team, who will be demonstrating and talking about the work they do in each specialist area.

The Roads Policing Unit’s ‘beer goggles’ – which simulate how difficult it is to focus and carry out tasks when your vision is impaired through alcohol – will also be on display.

You will be offered a hands-on chance to carry out some techniques used by the scenes of crime officers, to gather forensic evidence, including fingerprint recovery.

Representatives from the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre will also be on hand to talk about their experiences, and they work they do within the centre.

Current Student Officers and Special Constables will be at the open evening, offering their perspective on their experiences and training, along with Guernsey’s Civil Protection Volunteers, who will be manning a static display of equipment and resources they use to carry out their supporting role for the island’s emergency services.

Learning and Development Manager for Law Enforcement, Jim Bell, says:

‘While the Guernsey Police force is smaller than most, there are plenty of opportunities to progress, specialise and develop, as people will see when they experience the range of different specialisms we will be showcasing tonight. Having enjoyed 30 years working within the Police service I can safely say that no two days are the same. The camaraderie and team ethos are second to none and the community impact you provide makes everything worthwhile. If you want to be part of the future of Policing in the Bailiwick, come and have a chat with the teams tonight.’

The open evening takes place between 6pm and 7pm tonight (15th May), and there will be a number of static displays on the tennis courts opposite the main building, and more stalls and information within the Grand Hall.

Parking is available at the Odeon Car Park.

The next intake of Police Constables will take place in Septmeber 2018.

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