THIS WEEKEND THE GUARDIA CIVIL are holding an open day and exhibition in La Zenia, showcasing the equipment and the latest technology used in the field of crime prevention and urban safety.
The “Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas” presents an opportunity to meet the local Alicante police officers first-hand; the brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep our streets safe and provide security across the Costa Blanca every day.
The force will be exhibiting its latest specialist vehicles, including the wide variety of police patrol cars and their new high-performance traffic motorcycles.
Visitors will be invited to take a detailed look inside the cars, and officers will be on hand to explain the unique role performed by each vehicle.
The family-friendly event will feature an exhibition by the Guardia Civil's K-9 Unit, illustrating how the loveable police dogs are trained and how they work alongside their specialised law enforcement handlers.
Local officers will demonstrate the unseen work and organisation that goes into the preparation for the citizen security patrols that provide a daily presence around the Orihuela Costa area.
Police open day, celebrating 175 years of Spanish service
And at 13:00 the official Guardia Civil Judo team will put on a show of hand-to-hand combat and demonstrate their martial arts finesse.
Attendees are urged to watch the skies, as a helicopter from the Guardia Civil's police aviation unit is expected to attend the event (weather permitting).
The Guardia Civil was established in 1844, and the open day aims to highlight the 175 years of historic service to the country.
The law enforcement officers who serve the Guardia Civil are highly regarded as part of one of Spain´s most prized institutions, and alongside the Policia Nacional and Policia Local, provide safety and security throughout the country.
The open event takes place in the car park adjacent to Zenia Boulevard this coming Saturday 4th May starting at 10:00, with events and displays throughout the day until 18:00.
You can find the full schedule of events below and a rather cool video produced by the Guardia Civil that showcases their 175th-anniversary celebrations.
|11:00||Police dogs exhibition|
|12:00||Urban security demonstration|
|13:00||Police Judo team demonstration|
|16:00||Police dogs exhibition|
|17:00||Urban security demonstration|
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