More than two dozen police and related agencies will be on hand for the 14th annual Law Enforcement Exhibition. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Visitors can meet with representatives of more than two dozen agencies and see the latest in crime-fighting equipment and techniques.
The public can get an up-close look at the latest in crime prevention, education and detection technology and techniques. Squad cars, motorcycles and Humvees will be on display and guests will get a chance to climb on or inside many of them. The event will also feature demonstrations of police equipment, police dogs, activities and giveaways. Representatives of Police Explorers youth groups will also be on hand.
The Deerfield Police Department will offer child safety seat checks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the lower level parking lot near pole 23.
Police dog demonstrations are planned for both days, with Officer Ringham and Varro of the Wauconda Police Department at 1 p.m., Deputy Arrowood and Duke of the Lake County Sherrif’s Office at 4 p.m. and Officer Ringham and Varro of the Wauconda Police Department at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Demonstrations with Officer Kroll and Titan of the Mundelein Police Department at 1 p.m. and Deputy Florenza and Dax of the Lake County Sherrif’s Office at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All police dog demonstrations will be inside the mall in the lower level of Carson’s court.
In addition to the vehicles and canine demonstrations, highlights of last year’s event included tactical police gear, DUI goggles, an interactive fingerprint display and heat vision cameras.
Agencies scheduled to participate in the 2018 exhibition include:
• Bannockburn Police Department
• Buffalo Grove Police Department
• College of Lake County Police Department
• Deerfield Police Department
• Glencoe Public Safety Department
• Grayslake Police Department
• Gurnee Police Department
• Hawthorn Woods Police Department
• Kildeer Police Department
• Lake County Adult Probation
• Lake County Coroner’s Office
• Lake County Crime Stoppers
• Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group
• Lake County Sheriff’s Office
• Lake Forest Police Department
• Libertyville Police Department
• Mount Prospect Police Department
• Mundelein Police Department
• Niles Police Department
• Northeast Illinois 911 Professionals
• Prospect Heights Police Department
• Round Lake Police Department
• United States Army
• Vernon Hills Police Department
• Wauconda Police Department
• Waukegan Police Department
• Zion Police Department
Admission to the Law Enforcement Exhibition is free..