PCC and Chief join Real Life Superheroes at Suffolk Show

Suffolk’s PCC joined Suffolk Constabulary in the ‘Real Life Superheroes’ area at the recent Suffolk Show (May 29 and 30).

The Real Life Superhero area brought together the Suffolk Police stand with a range of emergency services. On both show days the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Police Dog Section staged displays in the the Horse and Country Ring.

The police stand had a range of new and engaging activities for all;

Community Engagement Officers offered information and crime prevention advice

A display of past, present and future of policing which included a crime scene and an interactive robot to to solve the ‘whodunnit’ mystery

Visitors were invited to meet Suffolk Constabulary’s mascot and suggest a name

Watch the live feed of the Constabulary’s drone.

Members of the Roads and Armed Policing Team talked about their work and showed off their vehicles, including a ‘classic’ police car from the 1950’s

Information about joining Suffolk’s policing family as an officer/staff/Special/volunteer

Children could dress up as a police officer and get their fingerprints taken

Learn more about the latest Safety Camera equipment and how it detects driving offences from distance

The rural crime team talked about policing issues that matter to those that live and work in the countryside

Chief Constable, Steve Jupp and Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore were the stand together from 10.30am to 12.30pm on both days of the show to talk to visitors.

In addition, the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Police Dog Section Display will take place on Wednesday 29 May at 3:30pm in the Horse and Country Ring and on Thursday 30 May at 3:00pm in the Bucklesham Ring. Come along and see how our amazing specialist police dogs and their handlers work together to keep communities in Suffolk safe.

Sergeant Steve Wright said, “The Suffolk Show presents an ideal opportunity to share with the public what we as a force do every day. We really welcome the chance to engage with people across the county and get visitors involved with the interactive activities on our stand learning more about policing in Suffolk today.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said,

“The Suffolk Show is a real showcase of what’s great about the county so it’s absolutely right that the Constabulary should be there to highlight the good work it does.

“I was very pleased the new Community Engagement Officers joined the Chief Constable and me to talk to people about the policing service they receive.

“Public engagement is an important part of my role as PCC and it was great to see so many visitors dropped into the 999 area of the showground to say hello.”