Sheriff’s department hosting open house event

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will open its doors to the public this Saturday.

The department will host its first-ever Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at its Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward.

Members of the department will have a number of informational displays and will highlight the many programs it offers.

“The event is meant to introduce county residents to the office and what the sheriff’s department does,” said Kristen Hardy, the department’s public liasson.

Throughout the day, residents will have the chance to tour the county’s Public Safety Field Command Post, step inside a patrol vehicle, watch K-9 “Nass” demonstrations, and sign up for New York State Child Safe IDs.

The identification cards include a child’s personal information and fingerprints. Hardy said parents can sign up for the card and have the information including in the state’s database in the event anything ever happened.

Guests will also be able to learn more about the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.), Explorer Post 602, the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program, and the Marine Patrol.

Hardy said the event, which is being held during National Police Week, is the latest in a number of public outreach initiatives the department has taken on during the past several months.

“We’re trying to get out there and promote a more positive image of police officers,” she said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center is located at 399 Broadway in Fort Edward. The event is free and open to the public.



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