Behind the Badge open day | Your questions answered
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Behind the Badge is fast approaching and we’re looking forward to welcoming you all this Sunday 3 July!
With displays, activities and stalls, there is plenty to see and do for all ages.
Check out the dog section showcasing their paw-some work, the firearms unit, public order team and more in the display zone.
Try out your footwork at the football skills challenge or discover your inner Mo Farrah competing against the GoSafe speed camera.
If you need a break from the youngsters, why not get them ‘arrested’ so they can spend some time in the custody cell...?
If you’re interested in a career in policing, our recruitment team are available all day to chat in the recruitment and career zone.
This is just a small snapshot of what’s on offer, so why not come along and see it for yourselves?
We’ve had lots of questions about the event, so please find answers to these below:
Location, date and time
Old police headquarters, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, NP44 2XJ.
Sunday 3 July, 9am to 5pm.
Disabled parking is available onsite, you can access it opposite The Discount Pram Centre and will need to show a blue badge. You will need to exit from the roundabout outside headquarters on the A4042.
We are encouraging all visitors to make use of the free park and ride service. This is operating from stand A1, outside Lloyds Bank in the main bus station, Cwmbran town centre. There are plenty of multi-storey carparks around the town centre.
A Temporary Regulation Order (TRO) will be in place for a number of roads around the venue and will be clearly marked with cones. Parking in these areas is illegal and patrols will be carried out with enforcement action taken. We would encourage all visitors to make use of the free park and ride service.
This is a free event and no tickets are required.
Our chosen charity this year is 2Wish. Donation buckets will be available around the venue and on the park and ride. Stop by and chat to them at their stall where they can tell you about the fantastic work they do supporting families affected by the death of young people
Turnpike Road will be closed from the turning to Llanyravon Way (you'll still be able to access Llanyravon way from the A4042 roundabout), down to the Plantation Drive turning.
Food vendors providing hot and cold food are available all day, including an ice cream truck. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to 2Wish.
As a large part of the event is taking part on school grounds and working dogs are at the event, dogs are not permitted.
Alcohol is not permitted at this family event.
We want everyone to enjoy the day, including those living around the venue. We ask that visitors are mindful of nearby residents and park lawfully and considerately.
We strongly encourage everyone to make use of the free park and ride service.