Today actually felt like a summers day which was nice! Chris and I decided to take a trip to the Kent Police Open Day and I had great fun learning about the people who help make our community safe. Find out about what I got up to and be sure to check out the helicopter video Chris managed to capture!
People old and young had gathered to see a range of events and take part in activities. I took my little sister Lily along so didn’t get to try out everything as she has a short attention span! But I still had great fun.
I dressed up in some Police gear and felt totally badass. I feel like if I wasn’t so dependent on a regular sleeping pattern, it would be my kind of job. I have so much respect for the Police and what they do. Though the real reason I would want to do it is; to be a traffic cop and speed really fast! So it’s probably just as well I am not going to be a Police officer ;).
My favourite part was the dog demonstration. The skill it takes to train is commendable and I really enjoyed watching how disciplined the dogs were but also how they liked to have a little play after. Work hard Play hard, sprang to mind.
The best bit however was when the robbers came out firing their water pistols at the audience. Lily was in fits of giggles watching as the police car raced after the robbers. Then, the robbers stopped the car to make their run for freedom… big mistake! The German Shepard leapt out of the Police car and charged after one of the men. Needless to say, we were both hooked and couldn’t take our eyes off the show.
Watching the Police helicopter take off, was a close second to the dog display. I made sure we got right to the front – being 5″2 means you kinda need to or else you get lost in the crowd! Lily was impatient, I was a little too, we waited twenty minutes in our prime position for it to take off. It didn’t disappoint. I was nearly blown away! After, we were left with grit in our eyes and mouth but it was totally worth it.
Overall, a greta day out. I will most certainly be coming back next year. In the meantime, make sure you show respect to the men and women who make our streets safe.