April 28, 2010 - The Vernon Hills Police Department will be hosting its annual Open House on Sunday, May 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The police facility is located at 754 and 740 Lakeview Parkway (one block south of Route 60).
The date has been permanently rescheduled to coincide with National Police Week, which occurs during the week of May that includes May 15. This year, National Police Week is May 9 - 15, with National Police Officer Memorial Day being May 15.
This is the thirteenth year for this event, with each year attracting approximately 400-450 people.
Visitors will get a first hand look at the inside workings, equipment and facility of a modern police agency. They will be able to view and experience the jail area, the firearms range and the 9-1-1 communications room, as well as other parts of the building. In addition to meeting many members of the police force, guests will be able to learn about the Citizen’s
Academy , the N.I.P.A.S. (swat-type) team and other programs and services the Department provides.
This year, guests will be able to have complete identification kits made for their children, courtesy of the Illinois Masons’ Child ID Program (ChIP). The Treasurer’s Office will also be here to help people Dash for Cash.
Refreshments and snacks will be served. There will be giveaways, photos and buttons for the youths as well as other safety and security material.
For further information, visit www.VHPD.com or contact Officer Joseph in the Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.