8th Annual Kids & Cops Day – More Fun!

The Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, in collaboration with Ohio University Law Enforcement Technology and the Lancaster Police Department, is proud to announce the return of “Kids and Cops Day,” an interactive and educational event aimed at fostering positive relationships between children and law enforcement personnel. This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike.

Kids and Cops Day offers children an exciting opportunity to engage with local law enforcement agencies, learn about the equipment and technology used by law enforcement personnel, and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the role of law enforcement in our communities.

“We are so excited that we get to have this event” said Debbie Probasco, vice president and event coordinator of the Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. “I would like to thank Ohio University Lancaster and all the agencies for coming to our event. But more importantly I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that have made this possible through their wonderful donations.”

Child standing next to Lancaster Police Department K-9 officer during Kids & Cops DayThe event will feature a wide range of activities and demonstrations, including displays of cruisers, helicopters, Air Evac, S.W.A.T. vehicles, patrol cars, motorcycles, and more from agencies throughout the State of Ohio. Children will have the chance to see this equipment up close, ask questions, and learn about the important work done by law enforcement officers and first responders.

In addition to the interactive exhibits, Kids and Cops Day will also offer free hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks (while supplies last) for all attendees. The first 500 children to attend the event will receive free t-shirts, courtesy of generous donations from local businesses and individuals.

Children attending Kids and Cops Day will also receive free gift bags and other giveaways, courtesy of local organizations providing various child safety and promotional items.

Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, Ohio University Law Enforcement Technology and the Lancaster Police Department invite families from throughout Fairfield County and surrounding areas to join us for a day of fun, learning, and community engagement at Kids and Cops Day. To learn more, visit ohio.edu/lancaster/kids-and-cops-day.

Kids & Cops Day Details

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public

About Ohio University Lancaster
The mission of Ohio University Lancaster, a regional campus of Ohio University, is to create a learning environment that encourages critical thinking and intellectual growth by providing access to affordable academic opportunities. The campus seeks to enhance the educational and professional prospects available to residents of central Ohio by providing access to a variety of associate, bachelor and master degrees, as well as opportunities for lifelong learning. Ohio University Lancaster is dedicated to promoting research, creative work, and other scholarly activity and to strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of our communities through diverse partnerships and programs.

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Kreig Prior, manager of communications and external relations at Ohio University's Lancaster campus

By B. Kreig Prior

Kreig Prior is the Manager of Communications and External Relations for Regional Higher Education at Ohio University Lancaster. A lifelong resident of Central Ohio, Kreig enjoys capturing the essence of this region in stories and pictures. He is an avid collector of antique books, kaleidoscopes, elephants and family heirlooms.