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Our open day is bigger and better than before and is returning on 16 September!

Once again we're having an open day! This is your chance to come to our Waterwells headquarters in Quedgeley, Gloucester and learn about all the different types of work we do to help make Gloucestershire a safer place to live and work in.

New this year is a programme of talks featuring some of our top detectives and experts in the following areas:

  • The Chief, the Commissioner, The Judge and the Defence Lawyer - join CC Rod Hansen, PCC Martin Surl, HH Judge Jamie Tabor QC and defence Lawyer Tim Burrows to find out what it takes to do their jobs.
  • 999 What's your Emergency? - you've seen it on TV, now hear what it takes to be a call handler
  • Intelligence to forensics, terrorism to anti-corruption - hear what it takes to be the Deputy and Assistant Chief Constable
  • Tackling domestic abuse - find out what happens in Gloucestershire to help tackle domestic abuse in the county. 

If you wish to attend some of our fantastic talks then please use the booking links in the table below as they have limited spaces available. Tickets for talks will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As well as the always popular police dog handlers, there are demonstrations by police horse riders and the mini moto project.
You'll also be able to visit our Force Control Room which handles all 999 and 101 calls, and the Custody suite - tickets for these are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day.

At the bottom of this page you can find our event map with all of our exciting zones and what's in them.

The address for our headquarters is:

No. 1 Waterwells
Waterwells Drive

Our open day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm.

There is some parking available at the nearby Waterwells Park and Ride (GL2 2AA). Street parking is available within walking distance.


  Talk title/theme Speaker Location  
10:40 What's the day job? 999: What's your emergency? Superintendent Rob Priddy Lecture zone On sale
11:00 Canine Crime Fighters: the dog squad display   Display zone  
11:30 What's the day job? Protecting Children Detective Sergeant Nigel Hatten Lecture zone SOLD OUT - Join the waitlist 
12:00 Horses in policing: mounted section display   Display zone  
12:15 What's the day job? The Chief, The Commissioner, The Judge, The Defence Lawyer Chief Constable Rod Hansen, PCC Martin Surl, HH Judge Jamie Tabor QC and Defence Lawyer Tim Burrows Lecture zone SOLD OUT - Join the waitlist
12:40 What's the day job? Intelligence to forensics, terrorism to anti-corruption Deputy Chief Constable Jon Stratford and Assistant Chief Constable Julian Moss Lecture zone On Sale
13:00 Canine Crime Fighters: the dog squad display   Display zone  
13:45 What's the day job? Tackling domestic abuse Detective Chief Inspector Richard Ocone Lecture zone On Sale
14:00 Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service - crashed car extracation   GFRS Prevention Zone   
14:15 Mini moto project   Display zone  
14:30 What's the day job? Canine crime fighters: come and meet the dog squad PC Richard Hunt Lecture zone On Sale

Page last updated: 13 September 2017