Lewisville Police Department invites residents to celebrate LPD's 79th birthday, August 9

The Lewisville Police Department is celebrating its 79th birthday with an open house on August 9 from 6-8:30 p.m., at the police headquarters located at 1187 W. Main Street.

LPD is encouraging Lewisville residents to attend the free family-friendly event to help celebrate the milestone and visit with local public safety officers.

During the event, attendees will learn about the history of the department—which was founded August 9, 1939—and learn more about modern crime-fighting techniques and equipment.

Several specialty booths will be set up inside of the police headquarters including the Lewisville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County, LPD dispatchers, C7 Human Trafficking Coalition, and Lewisville-Flower Mound Teen Court, and Animal Services will have a special adoption center.

LPD’s Armored Personnel Carrier, the new SWAT Faber Utility Vehicle and a Lewisville Fire Department apparatus will be on display, as well as several other LPD vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the vehicles, learn how they work and their importance in helping the LPD. The guided tours will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.

Police K9s Cziko, Stryker and their handlers will demonstrate their roles in the crime-fighting process. Guided tours begin at 6 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m.

Righteous BBQ and Tikiz Shaved Ice will have food trucks on-site selling food and snow cones.

Attendees should park in the north lot between Central Fire Station and the Library.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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