New police car will be revealed Saturday
The Jamestown Police Department will unveil the design for its new cruiser at an open house at the station on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. The fifth-grade class at Lawn Avenue School helped design the graphics that will soon be seen on each cruiser as it patrols the island.
The students will also be invited to leave their mark on the new car – Police Chief Ed Mello said the kids will be given the chance to permanently sign their names to the vehicle.
Along with the unveiling of the new cruiser, the public is invited to take a tour of the police station and meet the staff. “This is a great opportunity for residents to meet the officers and experience just some of the training they have received,” said Mello.
Officers will be on hand to check or install child-safety seats, and they will talk about crime-scene investigation and community outreach programs. Residents will also be able to meet Jamestown’s own certified search and rescue dog, K9Abby.
For children, there will be face painting and a bounce house. They can also take the oath to become a junior police officer.
“We will reveal the newly designed police cruiser and award the fifth-grade students who won the art contest,” said Mello. “The entire fifth-grade helped in designing the car. This will be a fun event for all residents to enjoy.”
Residents will also be able to sign up for community notifications and have an ID kit made for their child.
The event is free and open to the public. Police are asking any resident with an old cellphone to bring it so the phone can be donated to the R.I. Domestic Violence Coalition. Rain date is Sunday, April 7.