The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has planned its first Public Awareness Day for June 7th. Sheriff Bobby Hawkins explained that traditionally the department had a day for kids with rides and games but attendance had been declining. Those things are also part of Public Awareness Day.
All of the area police and fire departments will be represented. Hawkins said he was pleased with the number of organizations and services that stepped up to be part of the day. There’ll also be an opportunity to turn in outdated drugs, child fingerprinting, and McGruff the Crime Dog.