Shenandoah to co-host summer safety exhibit June 1

The Shenandoah Police Department and Conroe ISD Police Department are cohosting an inaugural summer safety exhibit June 1 in an effort to raise attention about what first responders do.

SPD Chief Raymond Shaw said the free event will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium. First responders will have a variety of booths and demonstrations throughout the day such as multiple command centers, a K-9 demonstration and a demonstration of the "jaws of life."

New drivers also will be able to see how a traffic stop works from a police officer's point of view so they will be able to understand what to expect if they are pulled over, he said.

Visitors are encouraged to speak with the first responders who are present and ask questions.

"I think this event will be a big benefit," Shaw said. "This will let people build rapport with first responders. Kids might only see or hear about us in bad situations, but we want them to see us as regular people."

Along with the demonstrations, attendees can take part in a raffle and help themselves to free barbecue. Donations will be accepted throughout.

For more information, visit www.shenandoahtx.us.
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