Oct 7 2009 by Wendy Scott, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
COATBRIDGE Police Office will open its doors to visitors on Saturday, October 24 for Monklands Police open day.
People from all over Monklands are invited to attend the event which will run from noon to 4pm and will give residents the chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes at one of Lanarkshire's busiest offices.
The theme for the event is Respect for Yourself, Respect for your Community.
And Superintendent Henry Campbell is hoping local people can play their part in making the day a success.
He said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for people from all over Monklands to come along and find out more about how we police the local communities.
“Modern-day policing has many different strands and departments which help us to make the area a safe place to live and work.
“We hope that by encouraging local residents to attend the event, we will be able to show them the hard work that is being done by our dedicated officers and staff.”
The open day will be a partnership event, with North Lanarkshire Council and a host of other organisations taking part to showcase the multi-agency approach to policing.
Coatbridge College have also supported the day's activities with the use of a PA system, and will also offer face painting, nail care, dance sequences and a drama group.
Superintendent Campbell added: “We are doing all we can to make sure this is a day for all the family to enjoy, with a vast array of activities on offer for the children.
“The event is aimed at promoting the idea of respecting yourself and the area in which you live and we will be highlighting the theme throughout the day.
“Everyone has a responsibility to do their bit to help us effectively police their community and with an event like this we will be able to engage with local people of all ages.
“I look forward to a successful day and encourage the people of Monklands to pay us a visit.”
Strathclyde Police would like to thank partner agencies Coatbridge College, Asda , Tesco, NHS, NLC, British Transport Police, Network Rail and all the statutory and voluntary agencies who will be there on the day to offer advice and support.