(PHOTOS) DeKalb County Police Department holds Summer Kickoff event

Officer Brooks grills hot dogs during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The DeKalb County Police Department held a Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21.

“We’re coming out to appreciate our citizens and show them what we’re about,” said Major Patrick Sheirling.

The event offered the opportunity to meet with representatives of the police department, a DUI simulator, car seat safety checks, child ID kits, information on how to create a neighborhood watch, and a play area for kids.

Bomb Squad Officer Webb shows the remote controller for the squad’s unmanned Robot F6 ground vehicle during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
SWAT Officers Torrey Prescod and Jason Spruill stand behind the team’s BearCat vehicle during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Community Service Aides P. Garrett and J. A. Barton pose for a photo during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Community Service Aides are non-sworn civilians who respond to low level, non-violent calls. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Jeffrey Johnson from Georgia Piedmont Technical College tries out the impaired driving simulator with Officer Meeks of the DUI Task Force during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Bomb Squad Officer Webb stands with the squad’s unmanned Robot F6 remote controlled ground vehicle during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
SWAT Officer de Lima gives a demonstration of the team’s command post cameras to the Todd Family, Cole, Charlotte, Jackson, and Sarah Beth, during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Eight-year-old Haley Padrick plays a basketball arcade game with Police Athletic League (PAL) Plus Sgt. Howard Jenkins during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Jenkins said the 5th annual PAL After Dark Basketball Summer League will be kicking off soon. Young people ages 15-20 can register by contacting Detective Ricketts at 404-664-1225 or [email protected] Photo by Dean Hesse.
Sgt. Bernadette Hooker from the Community Policing Unit rides the bike rodeo course with six-year-old Harrison Bentley during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Aiden Tate, 12, on left, and his sister Winter Tate, 13, on right, look on while their niece Aniyah Taylor, 3, works on an art kit provided by The Home Depot during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Motor Unit Sgt. Al Jackson takes a photo of Mark Abram, Kari Abram and Billie Jones during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Motor Officer Moss was out with fellow officers to meet with citizens during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Prem Mehta, 6, gets a tour of the SWAT BearCat vehicle from Officer Torrey Prescod during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tucker City Councilmember Anne Lerner, on right, talks with Detective B. Gray from the Special Victims Unit during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff event at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Lerner said she came out to thank the officers. “My dad was a Connecticut State Trooper and a Jackson County Sheriff. I grew up riding in a police car,” said Lerner. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Detective B. Gray from the Special Victims Unit shows a tracking device used in the Project Lifesaver Program to help locate persons with dementia and other conditions who may wander off during DeKalb County Police Department’s Summer Kickoff at Northlake Mall in Tucker on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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