The public is invited to get to know their police department at a free, fun, family event this Saturday.
The Meet Your Police Department day will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road.
Attendees can enjoy a free lunch, learn crime prevention tips and check out the KCPD helicopter, Canine and Mounted Patrol sections, the mobile command post, Bomb and Arson Unit, crime scene investigators and show cars. The roll-over crash simulator will demonstrate the importance of wearing seatbelts. The Police Athletic League will have a golf cart and “beer goggles” to show how dangerous driving drunk can be. The Kansas City Police Historical Society will be on hand with interesting pictures and artifacts from the department’s 136-year history. Tours of the Police Academy also will be conducted. The event is a great chance to get to know the officers who protect and serve Kansas City, as well.
For anyone who can’t make it to this event, future Meet Your Police Department events also will take place south of the River from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
* Oct. 16 at the new Metro Patrol Division station, 7601 Prospect Ave.
* Oct. 30 at Central High School, Linwood and Indiana.