2018-08-09 / News

Free Public Safety Expo on Saturday in Imlay City

By Phil Foley
810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com


The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.’s armored Special Response Unit is one of the many law enforcement vehicles expected at Saturday’s Public Safety Expo in Imlay City. 
File photo The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.’s armored Special Response Unit is one of the many law enforcement vehicles expected at Saturday’s Public Safety Expo in Imlay City. File photo IMLAY CITY — Organizers of the Imlay City Police Dept.’s free Public Safety Expo expect more than 40 agencies at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds Saturday (Aug. 11) ranging from local police and fire to the U.S. Coast Guard and Secret Service.

Imlay City Police Dept. Administrative Assistant Mellissa Anglebrandt said it won’t just be a chance to get a look at law enforcement tools, as several agencies including the FBI and Secret Service will send along recruiters. “So, bring your resume,” she said.

But she added, there will also be a lot to see and do. Anglebrandt said along with bringing in a rescue boat, the Coast Guard will fly in one of their rescue helicopters from Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mt. Clemens.

The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. is expected to bring its armored Special Response Unit vehicle and mobile command center, along with its mounted unit and K-9.

The Air Force will be there with a pugil jousting arena, while the National Guard will be on hand with a blow-up agility course and the Army will offer competitive basketball.

The free event will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

For those with the munchies, the Lions Club’s Lions Den concession stand will be open and Claire’s Cops and Donuts will bring its food truck.

Imlay City Fire Dept. Chief Rick Horton is organizing a series of fire department displays and activities.

Lapeer County EMS will offer “Stop the Bleed,” a program designed to teach civilians what to do in the event of a catastrophic injury. LCEMS will also offer hands-on CPR training and a babysitter’s emergency course.

Also on hand will be representatives from Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault, Lapeer County Community Mental Health and other local advocacy agencies.

The Almont Police Dept. will bring its “drunk goggles” for people to try that simulate drunken driving and the Michigan State Police will conduct child care seat checks.

Output Music will bring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tribute acts.

The Michigan State Police is expected to bring a collection of vintage police vehicles and the DNR will have its portable shooting range on site.

The Imlay City Police Dept. will give away free gun locks and the fire department will have a training trailer at the fairgrounds.

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