Law Enforcement’s Finest To Gather For Exhibition
During the weekend of September 8th and 9th, the Vernon Hills Police Department will host its 14th Annual Law Enforcement Exhibition at Hawthorn Mall. The purpose of this event is for area law enforcement and related agencies to gather in one location for people to see specialty vehicles, equipment and demonstrations and to interact with officers.
Twenty-seven area law enforcement (and related) agencies are scheduled to participate. Some additional things of interest visitors will see at the Exhibition (in addition to squads) include motorcycles, Humvees and a 9-1-1 calling simulator.
Something new this year will be a child safety seat check clinic. On Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, the Deerfield Police Department will be conducting child safety seat checks in the lower level parking lot near pole #23.
One of the highlights of the weekend are the many police K9 demonstrations. With the assistance of Tops Kennel in Grayslake, the demonstrations are scheduled for 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 on Saturday, September 8. On Sunday, September 9 demonstrations are scheduled for 1:00 and 4:00. All of K9 demonstrations will be conducted inside the mall.
Mall hours are 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 8th and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 9th. Police exhibits will be available for public viewing during the entire weekend. There will also be plenty of free handouts and giveaways.
“The Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for us to regenerate public interest in the positive aspects of police work,” said event coordinator Kim Christenson. “It’s fun and educational for everyone, regardless of age.”
Additional information, including a list of participating agencies can be found at vhpd.com. Should there be any changes to the demonstration schedule, a current schedule is also posted on the web site. Anyone with questions can call (847)247-4889.