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Celebrate Police Week at the Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic

Post Date:04/30/2019 11:42 a.m.

In honor of National Police Week, the Ankeny Police Department invites the public to attend the 2019 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic on Tuesday, May 14, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Ankeny Police Headquarters, 411 SW Ordnance Road in Ankeny.

Residents are invited to meet Ankeny police officers and detectives, see Ankeny’s classic 1964 police car, CSI van and other equipment used by officers. Guests can take a tour of Ankeny Police Headquarters, see the Polk County Emergency Management drone in action and witness the landing of the LifeFlight helicopter at 6 p.m. 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. 

The community is also invited to give back by donating personal items such as toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, soap and shampoo to benefit those less fortunate in Ankeny. Donations will be given to Ankeny Service Center, Alpha Women’s Shelter and the Impact Community Action Partnership for distribution.

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 May 12 - 18. 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 Sgt. Corey Schneden at 515-289-5240 or CSchneden@AnkenyIowa.gov.
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