The Westpfalz Police Headquarters in Kaiserslautern will sponsor an open house Saturday to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Activities will take place all around the headquarters building on Logen-strasse 5.
“We open our doors to display our daily work,” said police president Wolfgang Erfurt. “Ever since 1993, our police is making sure that we all here live in a pretty safe environment.”
The open house will start at 9:30 a.m. with an ecumenical worship service. Official speakers in the fest tent will include Lord Mayor Klaus Weichel and Col. Troy Dunn, 86th Mission Support Group commander.
Activities will include demonstrations by special task forces at 11:45 a.m., a presentation by the motorcycle division at 12:15 p.m. and a police working dog demonstration at 2 p.m.
The 86th Security Forces Squadron and the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron will represent the U.S. military and display some of their vehicles.
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band Wings of Dixie will entertain the audience from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other musical performers include the police orchestra, police choir and the Blue Light Big Band.
Interested visitors can take part in guided tours through the headquarters building, observe show cooking and test their skills at a climbing wall. Children can search for gem stones hidden in a sandbox, drive scooters on a special track and have their faces painted.
A cocktail bar will serve non-alcoholic drinks, and food specialties will range from sweet to spicy.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming visitors to our open house and hope everybody will feel comfortable around the police in the Westpfalz,” Erfurt said.