Nice weather for Public Awareness night in Aberdeen

  • Tina Stanley prepares for impact as she takes a ride in the Maryland State Police seat belt convincer as TFC Robert Quirk looks on during the Harford County Public Safety Awareness Night at the Target in Aberdeen Friday.
Tina Stanley prepares for impact as she takes a ride in the Maryland… (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF,…)
August 07, 2011|By AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Cooler weather cooperated to make it a really nice evening for Friday's Harford County Public Safety Awareness Night held outside the Target Store in Aberdeen.

Sponsored by the Harford County Task Force, Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, and municipal police departments in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and other law enforcement and service agencies in the county, the three-hour program featured all kinds of fun activities and helpful program and information for those attending.

There was a drug back pick up station where people could drop off prescription medicines with no questions asked. Representatives of the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy were on hand to answer questions about drug abuse and treatment.

Demonstrations throughout the evening featured the Havre de Grace Police K-9 Corps, the unique Maryland State Police Seat Belt Convincer program, tips on how to correctly install a car safety seat and the Aberdeen Police Department Special Response Team.

Havre de Grace Officer Brian Daniels brought his K-9 "Beney" to show how dogs can be helpful in many phases of police work. The pair was featured in a recent feature article in The Record.

Part of the Aberdeen Police Department SRT demonstration included the team's armored car, which youngsters could take a seat inside.

The sheriff's office hosted a bike rodeo for the youngsters ages 5 to 18.

There was also a Dunk a Cop booth to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County, and there were plenty of shots taken and the participating officers.

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