Douglas County Sheriff’s Office hosting open house May 12 |

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office hosting open house May 12

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will celebrate National Law Enforcement Week by hosting an open house 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the Lake Tahoe substation, 175 Highway 50, Stateline.

Hosted by Sheriff Ron Pierini, the event will give residents an opportunity to tour the Lake Tahoe substation, including the jail. The department will also host demonstrations and displays and view the specialized equipment used by sheriff’s office personnel, including SWAT vehicles and gear, Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad equipment, communications center mobile command post, GREAT/DARE literature and information, patrol vehicles with computer-aided dispatch terminals, traffic until equipment and motorcycles, patrol boat and K-9 demonstrations.

Volunteer organizations that support the sheriff’s office will also be present with their equipment and information, including search and rescue vehicles and equipment, mounted posse members and their horses, citizen patrol officers conducting child ID/fingerprinting, reserve deputies, senior citizen/TRIAD program, sheriff’s chaplain unit and explorer cadets.

The event will begin with the presentation of colors flag ceremony by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard at 5:30 p.m., including a special invocation for those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Hot dogs, chips and refreshments will be provided.

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