SALEM — Deputy Chief Joel Dolan is pleased to share that the Salem Police Department attended the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge’s Kids Festival over the weekend.
The festival was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge on Shadow Lake Road.
The Salem Police Department brought a police cruiser and motorcycle to the festival, and also ran a table where they gave out a starter kit for children to become a policeman or police woman, badges, stickers and pens.
Families were also welcome to take free drug disposal kits at the table, which allow people to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs properly at home. The drug disposal kits were donated by the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Hampshire, a coalition of local, state and national groups working to combat the opioid crisis.
“Thank you to the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge for hosting this great event, and inviting the Salem Police Department to attend,” Community Affairs Officer Brian Lawrence said. “It was a great opportunity for us to connect with local families, and give out drug disposal kits to parents and adults along with fun stickers, badges and pens for kids.”
The Salem Fire Department also attended the event, and performed a demonstration of how first responders use hydraulic tools to extricate people from a vehicle after a crash. The Salem Fire Department had emergency vehicles on display at the festival.
The event also featured a rock climbing wall, water slide, music and food.