Demonstrations from Law enforcement, First Responders and K-9s, and other fun activities were a part of the National Night Out Community Safety Expo. The annual event is put on by The Woodlands Township’s Neighborhood Watch. It was held Oct. 5 at Northshore Park in The Woodlands.
Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constable Sergeant Ronnie Glaze said the Safety Expo is a good opportunity for a “meet and greet” between the public and law enforcement.
“They often see us in the cars, see us out in the streets doing our job but they don’t get an opportunity to come up and talk to us in person,” Glaze said. “This provides them that opportunity, the kids get to look at the cars and a first hand view of everything out here.”
Officers from the Conroe ISD Police Department were at the expo. District Police Sergeant Julie Thompson said it’s really important for the police department to get engaged with the community.
“We work with kids every day, but we like to get out and see the other community members, kind of tell them a little bit about what we do, show them what we do and interact, have a positive interaction with the kids,” Thompson said.
Montgomery County Search and Rescue was at the Expo. The organization was created in 1984.
“We’re really good at helping out the community, community outreach and helping to find lost individuals, getting our name out there and letting people know what resources the community has available to them if someone is in distress or need or anything like that,” Search and Rescue member Jeff Buro said.
A lot of kids came to the Expo with their parents.
Hallie Miller talked about why it’s so important for kids to attend this event.
“I feel like it’s best for little kids because if they know as a child that it’s bad to do certain things, that they won’t do it when they’re older,” Miller said.