Counties Manukau Family Day – Every day Heroes

Make sure you and your family are there!

 Counties Manukau Police are hosting one of the biggest and best community events that you have ever seen. Come and meet your ‘Every day Heroes’ on Saturday 23 February at Barry Curtis Park, between 10am and 2pm.

The everyday hero’s event celebrates not just the Police, Fire Service and St John’s but also the organisations, groups and volunteers who make the community safe for us all every day. The FREE event will be full of show-stopping displays and showcase all the awesome work that Police do. This is your chance to see the Eagle Helicopter land, talk to the Police Pilot and maybe even sit in the cockpit.

The Armed Offender Squad will be there in all their gear, and our Operations Team will be doing a taser demonstration. Counties Manukau top Detectives have created a mock up crime scene to show you what techniques they use when they attend serious crime incidents, it really is an access all areas event. The Police dogs, who are always a crowd pleaser, will wow you with their skills. They will take part in an Armed Offender scenario which will show you how they are used operationally when arresting offenders.

Bryan and Bobby along with other celebrity hosts will be interviewing stall holders and  talking to you about your favourite part of the day. You will even be able to have your photographs taken with them and get all their autographs. Kids and adults alike will get the chance to view all the emergency services up close and personal and experience some of the training and skills that these ‘everyday heroes’ need for their jobs.

Counties Manukau District Commander John Tims says, “We wanted to do something for our local community, something that was engaging and fun. People are always intrigued about what work we do and how we do it and this day aims to show all the exciting things Police do behind the scenes. We have invited our community partners and are thrilled they are joining in the fun on the day too.

“There is also a serious message behind this action-packed day,” adds Tims. “Every year emergency services are called to thousands of incidents involving our community. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and for them to feel safe, by showing the community what we do and what they can do to stay safe is key to achieving that goal.” You’ll also be able to see Customs, Crimestoppers, Selecta DNA, Surf Lifesaving, East Tämaki Health Clinic, Coastguard, Pepsi, Just Water, Mercury Energy and heaps more at this one day spectacular event!

Entry is free for the event and all are welcome. Don’t miss out on this amazing day, it’s going to one that you’ll never forget!