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Martin County Police Host Safe Community Campaign Event
Updated November 24, 2015 9:24 AM | Filed under: Event
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(SHOALS) - Police Officers serving Martin County from both local and state agencies are planning a community appreciation event for January 16.

The event - Martin County Safe Community Campaign - will bring community and police officers together for a day of fun and information sharing.

According to Martin County Sheriff Sheriff Travis Roush, whether it is a family crisis, an accident, or other emergency, many times, police officers and the people in their communities don't always meet in the best situations. One of the goals of this event is to allow the community to meet with the officers in a relaxed and fun environment. Police say with everyone working together it establishes better relationships and problems are solved much more efficiently.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10.a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. with a drawing for larger door prizes.

This first time community event will be held at the Martin County Community Building and will feature officers and informational displays from the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Police, Indiana Excise Police, Community Corrections, Shoals Police Department, and the Loogootee Police Department.

The event will be free to the public but the public is asked to bring a can good to donate to the food bank to enter for door prizes.

The event will feature several law enforcement speakers and programs as well as free food and door prizes. Some of the programs include Kid's Self Defense, Meth Awareness, ATV safety and a Police K9 demonstration. 

Several law enforcement vehicles including a Humvee, ATVs, and an air boat will be on display as well as other tactical and rescue gear.

As a way to further help and unite the community, officers are teaming up with the Martin County area food banks for a food drive during the event.

Food bank volunteers will be accepting food items and monetary donations throughout the day. Although the event will be free to the public, each person will need to bring a non-perishable food item to be eligible for the many door prizes.

If you are interested in helping out or donating door prize items,contact ICO Eric Doane (317) 694-3064 or Sheriff Travis Roush (812) 247-3726.



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