Set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday, October 16, the event gives a chance to meet representatives of local agencies, and to see the resources they have to protect the public.
“Anything we can do to shine a positive light on law enforcement is a good thing,” said IU Kokomo Police Chief Jerry Williams. “There are so many people who have no idea what is available to them in their community.”
The Kokomo Fire Department, Howard County Emergency Management Agency, Kokomo Police Department, FBI, Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, and Howard County Sheriff Department are among the agencies that will have representatives on hand. Visitors will see police cars, fire trucks, a mobile emergency command center, police bicycles, and other equipment
Williams expects field trip groups from several area schools.
“I want the kids to learn not to be afraid of police, but to know that we are here to help when they need us,” he said. “They can also explore law enforcement as a career option, and learn they can earn a degree for it here.”
Public Safety Day is free and open to the public, in the Observatory Parking Lot, 105 E. Rebecca Lane. Free parking is available on campus. To bring a field trip group, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-455-9217.
The Office of Admissions and the Criminal Justice Association are event co-sponsors.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.