More than 5,000 people from across the state attended the Police & Community Engagement Day held on Saturday 24 September at the Fairfield Showground.

The attendants from a diverse background, men, women and children showcased the strong relationship between police and the community in NSW.

The event featured a variety of police displays including Aviation Support Branch, Scientific & Crime Scene, Marine Area Command, Bike Unit, Public Order & Riot Squad, Highway Patrol, Dog Unit and Mounted Police.

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“The popularity of this event highlights the importance of community engagement and the strength that we as a police force draw from members of the public,” Superintendent Peter Lennon, Commander of the Fairfield Local Area Command, said.

“This is the police’s largest community engagement day outside the Goulburn Academy Open Day and its success is testament to the importance of the role and effort that the community and police play together”, he added.

The event provided the community with a hands-on experience in police work for culturally diverse communities and afforded them the opportunity to interact directly with the various police units at the event and gain an insider perspective of the work that NSWPF undertake on a daily basis.

“The Police Community Engagement Day has been developed to enable people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to establish direct lines of communication with police in a relaxed environment,” Superintendent Peter Lennon said.

Local police were joined by specialist units, including Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Unit, PolAir, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Forensic Services Group and Public Affairs Branch.