Police Station to open its doors

Ellon police officers and fire crew members at a previous open day event
Ellon police officers and fire crew members at a previous open day event

Officers from the Ellon Community Policing Teams will hold their annual Ellon Police Station Open Day later this month.

The popular family event will return on Saturday, May 26, and will run from 12 noon until 4.30pm.

As with previous years, this event will also coincide with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Ellon Station Open Day.

Members of the public are invited to come along to the Bridge Street Police Station for the opportunity to meet with local officers and hear about the work of the Road Policing Unit and the Police Dog Unit.

Visitors will also have the chance to tour the station, see the cells and have their fingerprints taken.

Sergeant Andy Sawers said: “We are delighted to be able to invite members of the public in to the Ellon station and answer any questions people may have about policing and to discuss local concerns and security issues.

“These events are a great opportunity for young and old to engage with some of our local staff and see how varied the life of a police officer can be.

“We will have an area for fingerprints to be taken and an opportunity to dress up in Police kit and have your photos taken.”

Those attending will also have the opportunity to raise some money for charity by taking part in ‘Soak a Bobbie’ where members of the public can throw wet sponges at a Police Officer.

Entry to the event is free but there will be no parking on the station site.