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June 16, 2017
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23rd Police Awareness Day Features Demos, Displays

The NIH Police hosted the 23rd annual Police Awareness Day on May 17 in front of Bldg. 1. Various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies attended the event, which included K-9 demonstrations, officers on horses, a cookout and various other activities. The day was a big hit with special guest attendees from Parents of Preschoolers, Inc. Youngsters engaged with officers, took part in mock training exercises and met police horses and dogs.

MPO Brian Sims (l) and Sgt. Herman Bartz, both of NIH, fascinate little ones by showing how police specialty equipment is worn. Sims and Cpl. Ken Matney of the Rockville Police Department display some of the other tactical gear and devices they use.
ABOVE: MPO Brian Sims (l) and Sgt. Herman Bartz, both of NIH, fascinate little ones by showing how police specialty equipment is worn. At right, Sims and Cpl. Ken Matney of the Rockville Police Department display some of the other tactical gear and devices they use. BELOW: NIH Police Chief Al Hinton greets visitors from the NIH daycare.

NIH Police Chief Al Hinton greets visitors from the NIH daycare.

Deputy Sheriff C. Meiklejohn of Montgomery County engages youngsters at Police Awareness Day event. law enforcement officers from several local, state and federal jurisdictions joined in NIH’s event. Shown are (from l) Maryland State Trooper J. Quase, Matney, Officer Dana Stroman of Montgomery County PD and Cpl. Ronald Malcom of NIH PD.
Deputy Sheriff C. Meiklejohn of Montgomery County engages youngsters at Police Awareness Day event. At right, law enforcement officers from several local, state and federal jurisdictions joined in NIH’s event. Shown are (from l) Maryland State Trooper J. Quase, Matney, Officer Dana Stroman of Montgomery County PD and Cpl. Ronald Malcom of NIH PD.

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Cpl. Christine Fedorisko of NIH puts a youngster through his paces at the Police Awareness Day event.
Cpl. Christine Fedorisko of NIH puts a youngster through his paces at the Police Awareness Day event.

Officer K. Bauer of the Metro Transit Police gives the ever-popular K-9 demonstration. officers on horseback greet visitors of all ages on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1.
At left, Officer K. Bauer of the Metro Transit Police gives the ever-popular K-9 demonstration. At right, officers on horseback greet visitors of all ages on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1.

Cpl. Kweku Pesseh of NIH shows a tiny recruit the Vertical Challenger. “It measures vertical jump and reach,” he explains. “The kids were doing the same test current Special Response Team officers have taken.” officers on horseback greet visitors of all ages on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1.
Cpl. Kweku Pesseh of NIH shows a tiny recruit the Vertical Challenger. “It measures vertical jump and reach,” he explains. “The kids were doing the same test current Special Response Team officers have taken.” At right, officers on horseback greet visitors of all ages on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1.

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