Special Met Police Units On Show Down The A3

Fun and free police event in Esher

Imber Court, the Metropolitan Police Service's (MSP) Mounted Training Establishment in Esher, hosts an open day on Saturday July 19 which will showcase the MPS Pan London Taskforce, a group of specialist units that support day to day policing on London's boroughs.

Demonstrations on the day include the Mounted Branch activity ride, a high octane display of horse riding skills with officers jumping through rings of fire, a crowd suppressing public order demonstration and a helicopter pursuit, where the 'suspects' will escape into the grounds as part of the simulation!

Throughout the day there will be an opportunity to chat with officers from the various units that make up the Taskforce, all of them keen to offer an insight into their daily work.

Children's activities and refreshments will also be available throughout the day to keep everyone entertained. Officers have been asked not to hog the bouncy castle!

Doors open to the public at 11am with the first display taking place at 12.30pm. The event closes at 4pm.

Chief Superintendent Mark Bird, who heads up the MPS Pan London Taskforce, said: "This open day promises to be fun and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. It is a perfect opportunity to come and see some of the exciting and varied police units that support daily policing on London's streets.

"There will be plenty of officers on hand to chat to and answer any burning questions you may have about individual units, whether that be about sniffer dogs, the mounted branch, the police helicopter, the Territorial Support Group or the even Marine Police Unit."

Entry is free all day. The full address is Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, KT8 0BT. Nearest Train Station is Esher (walking distance) and there is parking available.

July 16, 2014