Free event aims to inform, entertain community

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Police Dept. hosts its 2nd Annual “Public Safety Expo” on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds.
ICPD Administrative Clerk Melissa Anglebrandt said the free community event will provide attendees the unique opportunity of meeting one-on-one with representatives from local law enforcement and public safety professions, including police officers, firefighters, EMS and other emergency personnel.
Other agencies to be represented at the Public Safety Expo include U.S. military personnel, U.S. Border Patrol, the Dept. of Natural Resources, Michigan State Police, Community Mental Health, CAC and Corrections professionals.  Anglebrandt said visitors will learn about the full range of career opportunities available to them, while engaging in fun activities, games and demonstrations for the entire family.

Lots of goodies and the friendly faces of ‘Cops & Doughnuts’ bakery will again be featured at this Saturday’s Public Safety Expo.

“We encourage everyone to come out to the fairgrounds and meet the men and women who keep our community safe,” said Anglebrandt. “It’s a great opportunity to meet over 53 agencies that have committed their lives to public safety.
“All our U.S. military branches will be represented, multiple police agencies, fire departments, social services, corrections, DNR, border patrol, secret service, FBI, McLaren Trauma Center, EMS and many many more.”
Anglebrandt added that among the new items at the 2019 Public Safety Expo  this year will be representatives from Mott, Macomb and Oakland Community Colleges to discuss public safety career opportunities and how students can acquire their MCOLES or Fire Fighter Training.
She noted that attendees can satisfy their appetites and quench their thirsts on-site with food from Cops & Doughnuts and at the Imlay City Lions Den.
Entertainment, too
The afternoon’s entertainment will be provided by Imlay City’s own Steve London (aka Dean Martin) and friends who will perform from 5-7.
“Not only will visitors be able to look into a wide range of careers,” said Anglebrandt, “there will be giveaways, food and entertainment sponsored by Castle Creek Golf Course.
“So come out with your family and have some fun with our public safety community.”
For further information about the 2019 Public Safety Expo, contact Melissa Anglebrandt, Sgt. Tim Wolford or Chief Scott Pike at the Imlay City Police Dept. at 810-724-2345.


Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.