City of Lancaster to Host Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo
Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2011— The City of Lancaster, in coordination with the National Association of Town Watch, is proud to host its 2011 Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo as part of National Night Out, America’s largest ‘Night Out’ against crime, August 2, 2011.
“Our City has a strong advantage over crime with our improved crime tracking abilities, highly trained sheriff’s deputies, and the assistance of many neighborhood and business watch programs,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We are proud to be a safe city and I encourage all Lancaster residents to leave their porch light on all evening Tuesday, August 2nd to show our solidarity against crime.”
The Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo are free public events that will take place Tuesday, August 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pierre Bain Park, 45045 N. 5th Street East (cross street Avenue I). The fair and expo will feature LA County Fire Trucks, Sheriff’s Department vehicles, ambulances, Animal Control Unit vehicles, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Local classic rock station 100.1 FM the Edge will broadcast live with plenty of give-a-aways from 3-5 p.m. Attendees can also have fun at the “Dunk-a-Cop” booth to help raise money for 999 for Kids; a charity established by the LASD/DCFS to benefit mentally and physically disabled children who are victims of abuse or family violence.
Information on law enforcement and public safety services will also be available for residents so they can stay connected and informed.
In addition to the Fair and Expo, a Neighborhood Watch Outreach Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Lancaster City Council Chambers. Residents interested in learning how they can make their neighborhood safer by starting a neighborhood watch program are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact the City of Lancaster Public Safety Office at (661) 723-6063.