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LPD Open House

Longview Police Dept. invites public to open house Sept. 14

The Longview Police Department will give the public a behind the scenes look during an open house to be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at its main station located at 1351 Hudson St. downtown.

“This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the police department and many of our partner agencies in the criminal justice system. Child identification kits will be distributed free of charge at this event to parents,” said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Visitors are asked to enter the station on 14th Avenue rather than the main entrance on Hudson Street.

The open house will feature building tours, photos with McGruff the Crime Dog, demonstrations and information booths that include staff from other agencies that are part of the law enforcement community.

Booths will have information about child identification kits, confiscated weapons, crime prevention, drug recognition, K9, neighborhood crime statistics, on-line police reports, camera school zone speed enforcement, police & SWAT vehicles, Taser demonstration, Cowlitz Chaplaincy, Dept. of Corrections, Dept. of Emergency Management/911, Emergency Support Shelter, Liquor Control Board and more.

Tours will begin about every 30 minutes, depending on how many people are waiting in line to start.

The LPD open house is being held the same date as the seventh annual Cruise for the Car Show, which will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Commerce Avenue, just a block away.

For more information, please contact Mary Chennault at 442-5800.