MEMBERS of the public are being invited to take a look behind the scenes at Saltcoats Police

Office when Ayrshire Division opens its doors to the public on Sunday, May 15 from 12-4pm.

Visitors will be able to get up close to the police dogs and horses at the event, which promises to be a great day out.

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers will be assisting on the day and visitors will be able to see a wide range of police and partner emergency service vehicles, tour the custody suite, have a look inside the cells and lots more.

Members of the new North Ayrshire Locality Policing Teams and Senior Management Team will also be on hand to answer questions and if you think a career in policing might be for you, you can speak to the Recruitment Team.

A wide range of partners will be at the event including representatives from North Ayrshire Council Youth Services, Tenant Participation and Countryside Ranger Service.

They will also be joined by Shell Basketball, Show Racism the Red Card, No Knives Better Lives and North Ayrshire Council’s Road Safety Officer who will be offering a few brave adults the opportunity to try the Seatbelt Convincer.

Chief Inspector Brian Shaw, Area Commander for North Ayrshire said: “I am delighted to be hosting this year’s Ayrshire Division Open Day at Saltcoats Police Office.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for members of our community to visit us and gain an insight into some of the work their local policing teams carry out on a daily basis to keep them safe. It will also give them a chance to meet some of our partners and see how we work with them to help make Ayrshire a great place to live and work. ”

Entry to the event will be on foot via Barnett Crescent, Saltcoats.