The Sterling Police Department’s annual Community Appreciation Day returns for the seventh year on Tuesday.
This year’s event is being held in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign held across the United States to promote partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
The SPD event will take place from 5-7 p.m. on August 2 at the Sunflower Pavilion area of Prairie Park. Along with a meet and greet with the SPD team and demonstrations involving squad cars and other department gear, the celebration will include free hot dogs and burgers with fries. The department will also offer bike registrations for those who commute to the bike park, ID kits for children, recruitment for Explorer Post #332, information about the Neighborhood Watch program, and a presentation featuring featured K-9 Officer Vader in action with his handler.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is also kicking off a national evening celebration this year, with activities scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Logan County Fairgrounds. The celebration will include a free barbecue, cornhole, bingo and coloring contest, as well as a demonstration with K-9 Kane and a meet and greet with K-9 Nyx. Visitors will be able to view first responder vehicles and register for prizes and giveaways.