Community welcome at Saturday’s Ithaca Police open house

The Ithaca Police Department is opening the station house doors and welcoming the public at an open house this Saturday afternoon.

“Folks are going to get a firsthand look at the people and the resources that help to keep our community safe,” says acting police chief Pete Tyler. The mobile command vehicle will be on display, visitors can take a guided tour, and folks can learn about K9 Bert and K9 Rex, the IPD Explorers Program, the SWAT and CINT teams, and the Mountain Bike patrol unit.

IPD says recruiting staff will be on hand to talk about the upcoming police officer civil service exam, for anyone interested in becoming a police officer.

Mayor Svante Myrick says, “The Ithaca Police Department continues to set the gold standard for community engagement.” He adds, “Folks deserve to know what the Ithaca Police Department is doing and how and why there are doing what they do, as much as practical.”

The open house is from 12-3pm on Saturday, October 7 at IPD headquarters at 120 East Clinton Street, a couple of blocks from the Ithaca Commons. Light refreshments will be available.

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