Medicine Hat Police Service hold open house and BBQ

By Matt Pouncy
June 16, 2018 - 4:57pm Updated: June 18, 2018 - 7:34pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The Annual Medicine Hat Police Service Open House gave residents an opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes at their local station.

All of the different departments were on display to show people that there’s more to the police than traffic stops.

You could take a tour of the headquarters, there was a demonstration from the K-9 unit and the most popular area was the tactical unit where you could check out some robotics.

Along with the open house there was a BBQ for the Chief Earl Legacy Leadership Fund. The fund in honor of Chief Earl was established in 2008 and is awarded to local grade six students who exemplify outstanding leadership skills.

Andy McGrogan, Chief of Police for Medicine Hat Police Service, looks forward to event every year.

“I’m actually surprised at how much it means to the kids,” said McGrogan. “They’re really excited to get the award, and it’s just worth it to see the happiness on their faces.”

The proceeds raised at the BBQ will go towards next years recipients of the scholarships.

Since 2008, 106 local students have received a scholarship and another 22 were awarded today.

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