The Richardson Police Department is hosting its fourth annual interactive Public Safety Expo Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Richardson City Hall/Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd.
The Public Safety Expo is a free family-friendly event for anyone interested in getting a closer look at police and fire operations, as well as learning how to make their home and neighborhood safer.
The Public Safety Expo provides an opportunity for an up-close look at the various vehicles used by first responders and to see demonstrations by some operational units. It also helps to educate the public in a fun and interactive way.
The Richardson Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will be available to provide valuable safety information, and discuss volunteer opportunities within the Department. There will also be police and fire vehicles to view, along with a scheduled visit from a medical helicopter.
Event activities will include demonstrations from K9 and SWAT officers, visits from McGruff the Crime Dog mascot, “Nat” the National Night Out Knight mascot and Phil-up the Blue Bag and his recycling van, face painting, a bounce house and more. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.
Additionally, representatives from Richardson’s Office of Emergency Management, Richardson Fire Department, Home Depot, North Texas Auto Theft Task Force will be on hand to display safety and security products and materials.
Community partners including The Counseling Place, Methodist Richardson Medical Center and the North Texas Poison Center will be in attendance to provide valuable educational material and information about the services they provide.
For more information call 972-744-4955 or visit www.richardsonpolice.net