Northside Law Enforcement Expo provides free family education, fun

Community supporters join area law enforcement agencies to educate residents at the 17th Houston annual Law Enforcement Expo set for September 22 at Greenspoint Mall. From left are HPD Officer M. Wisnoskie, Henry Vogel, Officers R. Munguia, and C. Bertels, the mall’s Julie Drinkwater, North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce’s Phyllis Oustifine, Harris County Sheriff’s Department”s J. Soleau, Jerry Lowry, Deputy K. Alee, Jesse Fannin and Deputy C. Gwosdz.

The North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce will provide Houstonians of all ages the opportunity to be up close and personal with the city’s dedicated crime fighters at the upcoming Law Enforcement Expo set for September 22.

“We’re pleased to spotlight the law enforcement agencies who are here to help us,” said Suzan Deison, chamber president. “It’s also a great opportunity to show how much we appreciate them and to inspire our young people to trust law enforcement.”

Each year, this free community event brings together 50 different law enforcement agencies to educate families on the law enforcement resources available to them.

Among the attractions are various vehicles from bicycles to helicopters, emergency medical demonstrations, mounted patrol, K-9 units and drug/bomb detection, as well as video and live presentations for children, fingerprinting and Gizmo the Harris County Sheriff’s Department robot.
The Law Enforcement Expo is set Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greenspoint Mall.
“We are excited to once again host this annual event,” said the mall’s Julie Drinkwater, director of marketing, Alliance Retail Group. “It gives the community an opportunity to better understand the dedication and commitment of law enforcement officers and thus improve community relations.”

Law enforcement displays will be available inside and outside the mall. This event also gives everyone a chance to make new friends with those who put their lives on the line every day.
An official ceremony with area dignitaries, including Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole, a color guard and proclamations, will be held at noon.

For information, call the Greenspoint Mall at 281-875-4201.