It was a chance to see the other side of the boys (and girls) in blue as more than a thousand people flocked to Bedfordshire Police’s family fun day.
People took the opportunity to get in the back of the vans and response cars, and meet the police dogs while staying on the right side of the law.
There was also the chance to check out the police helicopter and motorbikes.
Deputy Chief Constable Mike Colbourne said: “We are proud to serve our communities, and opening our doors to the public is an important part of our commitment to be open and transparent, enabling the public to find out more about what we do and how we do it.
“This all helps to build confident communities who are supportive of our work, and will also hopefully attract members of our communities to join the force one day.
“The community’s spirit could not be dampened despite a little rain in the morning, and it was fantastic that so many people joined us. The emergency vehicles proved to be extremely popular, with the search and rescue helicopter proving to be the day’s star attraction.”
The fun day, held on Saturday, September 5, also raised £130 for the Road Victim’s Trust.