According to Police Chief Kevin Nulty this will be the department’s 19th annual such event, aimed at giving the public a behind the scenes look at the town’s largest department and how it functions. The event is free and open to the public, and includes free refreshments.
This year’s open house is geared to the theme of “Orangetown: A Public Safety and Community Partnership,” Nulty said.
The event is designed to be both informative and interactive for adults and children alike and will include safety lectures, a tour of the police station as well as displays of some of the specialized equipment used by the town’s Police Department.
The town’s EOC, or Emergency Operation Center, located in the basement of Town Hall, will also be open for viewing as well as outreach displays by several of the department’s public safety and community-based partner agencies such as fire departments, ambulance corps, auxiliary police, youth corps and others.
At the conclusion of the open house at 2 p.m. there will be a memorial held in the lobby of Town Hall to commemorate the sacrifice of deceased members of the department, killed in the line of duty. They include two officers killed by a drunk driver on Route 303 three decades ago and two others killed by the Brinks armored car robbers in Nyack shortly after.