Helicopters, police dogs and a variety of exhibits are planned today for the Riverside Police Department’s 15th annual Safety Fair.
The family-oriented event, this year themed “Past, Present and Future,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castle Park. Riverside police personnel, firefighters, representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the California Highway Patrol and Inland Empire Safe Kids will be on hand.
A police department helicopter crew will do a fly-over and land for fair-goers to check out. There will also be a line of classic cars, police motorcycles, firefighting apparatus and other equipment on display, according to organizers.
Members of the police K-9 unit will give a demonstration of what their dogs can do, while McGruff the Crime Dog and Buckle Bear will entertain and take photos with attendees.
A number of groups will have booths set up, offering information on basic safety awareness.
Giveaways include kids’ bicycles, Nintendo DS systems and gift certificates, organizers said.