The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting open houses in Minden and Lake Tahoe to celebrate National Law Enforcement Week.
The Minden event is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the main station in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden.
The Lake Tahoe station is hosting a similar event 5-7 p.m. May 8 at the substation, 175 Highway 50 in Stateline.
Sheriff Ron Pierini said the open houses give the public an opportunity to tour the stations — including the jails — and see demonstrations and displays.
The evening begins with presentation of the colors by the DCSO Honor Guard at 5:15 p.m., including a special invocation and ceremony for officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty throughout the United States.
Free hot dogs, chips and refreshments will be provided.
Demonstrations may vary at the sites, but are to include:
■ Special Weapons and Tactic team vehicles and gear
■ Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad equipment
■ Crisis Negotiation Team vehicle and equipment
■ Communications Center mobile command post
■ GREAT/DARE literature and information
■ Patrol vehicles with computer-aided dispatch terminals
■ Traffic unit equipment and motorcycles
■ Patrol Boar, bicycle patrol unit
■ K9 demonstrations
■ Use of force demonstrations.
Volunteer organizations that support the sheriff’s office also will be present including:
■ Search & Rescue;
■ Citizen Patrol officers conducting child ID and fingerprinting
■ Reserve deputies
■ Senior citizen-TRIAD program
■ Sheriff’s chaplain unit
■ Explorer Cadets
■ Sheriff’s advisory council
■ Partnership of Community Resources.