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2018 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic

Post Date:05/08/2018 3:32 p.m.

In honor of National Police Week, the Ankeny Police Department invites the public to attend the 2018 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic on Tuesday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ankeny Police Headquarters located at 411 SW Ordnance Road.

Residents are invited to meet Ankeny police officers, see Ankeny’s classic 1964 police car, CSI van and other equipment used by officers. Guests can take a tour of Ankeny Police Headquarters, visit with the Suburban Emergency Response Team (SERT) and witness the landing of the LifeFlight helicopter at 6 p.m. The Polk County Emergency Management Drone will also be on-site. Ankeny officers will also offer free child safety seat inspections, bike helmet fittings and more. Chick Fil-A will serve the first 1,000 attendees a free meal and Kona Ice will give away free snow cones while supplies last. All activities are free and open to the public.

This event is designed to provide a community service while fostering ongoing communications and relationships between the local Police Department and Ankeny residents.

National Police Week takes place from Sunday, May 13, to Saturday, May 19. This week serves as a designated time to celebrate police officers and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 designating National Peace Officers Memorial Day as May 15, and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. 

For more information about the Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic, contact the Police Department at 515-289-5240.