More than 8,000 people took the opportunity to learn more about their police force on Saturday.
Thames Valley Police hosted their 11th annual open day at the force training centre in Sulhamstead, with a wide variety of activities and displays taking place.
Among the most popular were displays from the dog unit, mounted section and public order team, who carried out demonstrations of their work.
The record-breaking number of visitors were also given the chance to become a ‘detective for the day’, analysing fingerprints and pieces of evidence to uncover the true story of the demise of Mr Money Bags.
And youngsters were encouraged to dress up in police costumes for a fancy dress parade, won by seven-year-old Bella Honour and her brother Zach, five.
Deputy chief constable John Campbell said: “It was fantastic to see a record number of residents from across the Thames Valley at our force open day.
“The event was invaluable in helping us to positively engage with a variety of people in a fun and relaxed way.
“It’s events such as these which help to break down any potential barriers, and make Thames Valley Police as accessible to the general public as possible.”
Other attractions included a series of thought-provoking talks from experts on topics such as armed policing, organised crime and the dangers of sexting.
A range of modern and vintage police vehicles were also on display, alongside more than 40 other exhibitors.
This year’s open day raised money for SAFE, a charity which helps young people who have been affected by crime in the Thames Valley.