JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Members of law enforcement in Geary County had a chance to interact with those they serve and protect Friday night.
The Junction City Police Department, Junction City Fire Department, Grandview Plaza Police Department and Geary County Sheriff’s Department hosted a law enforcement and community block party in Junction City’s Heritage Park Friday night.
Safety demonstrations and informational resources were provided as well as crime prevention tips. Different police vehicles were on display for kids to explore.
“I think it’s great. It helps us get to know the public and the public get to know us and it breaks down some of those communication barriers,” said Captain Chuck Leithoff with the Junction City Police Department.
“We’re here having fun with folks, having fun with the little kids, showing them what we get to work with and part of how we do our job,” added Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf.
The Geary County Sheriff’s Department was collecting donations for tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma at the event.
From now through July 6, 2013, those wishing to contribute can drop off household items, toiletries, clothing and canned goods at the department, located on East 9th Street in Junction City.