Positive Connection Police look to forge constructive relationship with community

Madison Heights Police Department held an Open House and Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, July 16. The event included tours of the Police Department, a bicycle rodeo for children, face painting, and free hot dogs, Frisbees, and balloons. "We're continuously trying to reconnect with our community in a positive manner and this is one way to show our appreciation," said Police Chief Corey Haines, who is pursuing his law degree as an evening student at Detroit Mercy Law School.

Bounce House

Kids enjoy a Bounce House, courtesy of Oakland County Parks.

Officer Sarah Dzagulones

Officer Sarah Dzagulones introduces kids to the interior of a police car and a police radio.

Sarah

Officer Sarah Dzagulones talks to an Open House visitor.

St. John

Mike Allen and Lauren Tierney represented St. John's Hospital, that donated helmets to the Bike Rodeo.

Parking lot

The Open House included several different vehicles including fire, police and rescue vehicles.

Larry Gibson

(l-r) Retired Officer Larry Gibson Officer Tim Hirst, and Madison Heights Police Chief Corey Haines pose with the "Safety Sam" car.

Spangler

Officer Carey Spangler and Bryson Moskwa take part in the Bike Rodeo.

Grim

Officer Jeff Lewis and his K9 partner Grim make friends with Kayla and Jacob Siladke.

Photos courtesy of the Madison Heights Police Dept.

Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016

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