MOST people try to avoid spending time in the prison cells but this week police will provide guided tours of the Warrnambool lock-up.
The annual open day on Saturday includes information sessions on the role of the section sergeant and criminal investigation unit, a look at breath-testing equipment, fingerprint display and tours of the police cells.
The event will also highlight the work of a team of 23 locals who were given 150 days to put together a TV commercial on road safety for under 25s, a social media project and road safety slogans on a car wreck.
Project director Russ Goodear said the community should be proud of the young people’s commitment.
“We’ve always said if we’ve saved one life we’ve done a good job,” Mr Goodear said.
On Saturday the team will present its work to members of the Victoria Police Command at the police station.
Assistant Commissioners Robert Hill (road policing command), Jack Blaney (western region command) and Tracey Linford (intelligence and covert support command), along with human resource department group director Andrew Loader and Acting Superintendent Don Downs, the divisional commander of western region division two, will be attending the open day and participate in a question-and-answer session.
The Warrnambool police open day begins with a smoking ceremony at 10.25am at the police station.