Stow Police Department plans open house

October 12, 2013 by  

Stow, Ohio, residents who are curious about the inner workings of their police department, including the jail, can get up close and personal with the facility while staying completely within the law.

Sara Drew, Stow’s mayor, and the city’s police chief Louis Dirker, have extended an invitation to Stow residents to come to an open house at the police station.

At the event, visitors will have the opportunity to examine a number of the department’s vehicles, such as the DARE vehicle and the SWAT armored vehicle, as well as equipment officers use in their daily duties. The department’s K-9 officers will also give demonstrations of the way they work with their canine partners.

Visitors will also have the chance to actually put on SWAT gear, visit the range at which police practice with their firearms, and meet some of the police officers and the staff of the police station. The department will also provide information about the services they provide, incluidng such topics as Senior Resource Officer, Vacation Watch, Stow Youth Services, School Resource Officer, and Police Reserves.

The department will also be serving cider, coffee, cookies, and donuts to the visitors during the open house, which takes place Thursday, October 15, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

The police could work with brochure printers to create a hand-out for attendees, explaining the equipment in detail. They could also provide a complete list of all the programs and services the department provides, as well as important phone numbers.