Our open day is bigger and better than before and is returning on 17 September!
Once again we're having an open day! This is your chance to come to our Waterwells headquarters in Quedgeley, Gloucester and learn about all the different types of work we do to help make Gloucestershire a safer place to live and work in.
New this year is a programme of talks featuring some of our top detectives and experts in the following areas:
- Child Protection – safeguarding youngsters from harm
- Forensic Science – you’ve seen the TV version, this is our very own ‘CSI’ team
- Force Intelligence – information gathering to catch offenders
- Safer Cyber – combating online hate and terrorism
If you wish to attend some of our fantastic talks then please use the booking links in the table below as they have limited spaces available. Tickets for talks will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
As well as the always popular police dog handlers, there are demonstrations by police horse riders and the firearms unit.
You'll also be able to visit our Force Control Room which handles all 999 and 101 calls.
At the bottom of this page you can find our event map with all of our exciting zones and what's in them.
The address for our headquarters is:
No. 1 Waterwells
Our open day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm.
There is some parking available at the nearby Waterwells Park and Ride (GL2 2AA). Street parking is available within walking distance.
|Talk title/theme||Speaker||Location||Age suitability|
|10:15||Talk: Policing in Gloucestershire||Chief Constable Suzette Davenport & Police & Crime Commissioner Martin Surl||Lecture zone||12+||Click here to book|
|11:00||Display: Police dogs||Sergeant Geoff Blindell||Display zone||All|
|11:00||Talk: Guardians of Childhood||DCI Mark Chicken||Lecture zone||16+||Click here to book|
|11:30||Performance: In the net||Alter Ego Theatre Company||Sports hall||6+|
|11:45||Talk: Every contact leaves a trace - the role of forensics in policing||Chris Allen||Lecture zone||16+||Click here to book|
|12:00||Display: Mounted policing||Chief Superintendent Gary Thompson||Display zone||All|
|12:30||Talk: Intelligent policing||DCI Steve Bean||Lecture zone||16+||Click here to book|
|12:30||Choir: Voices in Force||Women’s choir||Inside HQ||All|
|12:30||Performance: In the net||Alter Ego Theatre Company||Sports hall||6+|
|13:00||Display: Police dogs||Sergeant Geoff Blindell||Display zone||All|
|13:15||Talk: Safer cyber - policing in a digitally reliant society||Ian Maxted||Lecture zone||All||Click here to book|
|14:00||Talk: The Special Constabulary||Chief Inspector Steve Lindsay||Lecture zone||All||Click here to book|
|14:00||Performance: In the net||Alter Ego||Sports hall||6+|
|14:00||Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service car extrication||GFRS||Safer roads zone||All|
|14:30||Talk: Canine crime fighters - meet the dog squad||Sergeant Geoff Blindell||Lecture zone||All||SOLD OUT|