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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
Waterwells Drive
Quedgeley
Gloucester
GL2 2AN

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

Page last updated: 06 September 2017