FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2012
Contact: Liz Mills, Director of Media Relations and Communications, 571-251-5568 (mobile) [email protected]
Loudoun County, VA: Around 400 residents turned out Saturday for the second annual open house of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Eastern Loudoun Station.
Residents were able to take a guided tour of the facility and view Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office displays, including the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, the Motor Unit, the SWAT team, and the Motor Carrier Safety Unit.
As part of the ceremonies, a Virginia House of Delegates Resolution brought forward by Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) was presented to Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman. “The men and women who serve Loudoun County deserve high praise for their efforts in helping decrease crime in this area since the opening of the Eastern Loudoun Station,” said Delegate Ramadan. “Their efforts should not go unnoticed,” Ramadan added. He introduced House Resolution No. 528, which passed the House on March 27, 2012, to commend the work of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Eastern Loudoun Station. Sheriff Chapman noted the importance of the station to the Eastern Loudoun Community. “This station is a prime example of what can be accomplished when the community and law enforcement work together,” said Sheriff Chapman. “Partnering with residents and local businesses in this area, we decreased serious crime and are focusing on public safety issues in the surrounding neighborhoods. Our goal is to emulate the efforts here in Eastern Loudoun throughout the county,” Chapman added.
In addition, this year several area high schools participated in the open house. Park View High School, Band Department had a portion of their band playing music throughout the event. The Dominion High School Step-Team performed and the Potomac Falls, Art Department had several students on hand for face painting.
The Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) Program was also on hand to provide VIN Etching. VIN etching is the process of placing a light but visible stencil of your vehicle identification number on each piece of glass in your car - windshield, windows and sun roof. For more information about VIN Etching and to view H.E.A.T.’s calendar of events, check out the H.E.A.T. web site at www.heatreward.com.
Residents are encouraged to attend the next upcoming open house at the Dulles South Public Safety Center on June 9, 2012 from 10AM to 2PM.