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Get to know the law enforcement community

Garfield County residents will have the opportunity to get to know members of the local law enforcement community Wednesday.Glenwood Springs is one of more than 9,500 communities nationwide that will be participating in National Night Out 2006 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 109 Eighth St.While citizens have the opportunity to meet those who work in law enforcement, it also helps law enforcement become more connected with the community, Glenwood Springs Police Sgt. Levy Burris said.”Sometimes we will hear things we weren’t aware of,” he said. “It works as an avenue that way.”Wednesday’s event is more than just a meet-and-greet. Activities planned include a free barbecue, Project Child Safe, child identification and DNA fingerprint kits will be available, as well as information booths set up by local organizations and companies.”We will be doing an identity theft program,” Burris said. “That’s certainly becoming more and more of a concern.”Law enforcement agencies that are expected to participate include the Glenwood Springs Police Department, Crime Prevention and Youth Activities, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and Colorado State Patrol. Other organizations like the city of Glenwood Springs, Advocate Safehouse, YouthZone, Colorado West Counseling Services, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife and Bureau of Land Management are also expected to participate.For Information, contact Burris at 384-6500.

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