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Sheriff's Office Hosts Crime Prevention Fair

Crime Prevention Day will feature activities for the entire family.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit, the Spotsylvania County Crime Prevention Council (CPC) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4391 host the 13th annual Crime Prevention Day on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. program will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4391, 5100 Jake McWhirt Ln. in Fredericksburg.  "The event is an excellent way for our citizens and their children to understand law enforcement activities and to meet the Deputies personally," said Sheriff Roger Harris.

The purpose of the fair is to provide a fun environment in which to also educate citizens on crime prevention measures, and most importantly to educate children about the dangers of strangers and internet predators, according to the sponsors.  The Sheriff’s Office will provide fingerprint and DNA identification kits for children.

Activities include moon bounces, a fire safety house, face painting, clowns, balloons and barrel-train rides. There will be crime prevention educational giveaways, and educational booths including D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), R.A.D. (rape aggression defense), Citizens Patrol Academy, Cadet Division and the Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers and Neighborhood Watch

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) will provide demonstrations. All of the Sheriff’s Office apparatus -- such as the Command Center Trailer, Dive Team and Boat, Motorcycle Units and the Search & Rescue Trailer -- will be on display.

Crime Prevention Day is free and open to the public.

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