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Law Enforcement Day connects public with police

By JOLEEN FERRIS

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Seventeen different local law enforcement agencies spent a good part of Wednesday hanging out with the public that they protect and serve.

Law Enforcement Day in the City of Rome gives people, both young and old alike, a chance to get a closer look at what police officers do on a daily basis.

There were demonstrations by special operations units and other, interactive displays, all with the idea of building trust and a better understanding in a forum where everyone is equal.

"Normally when they interact with law enforcement, either they're a victim of a crime or maybe they're stopped for a traffic ticket," said Sgt. Timothy Bates. "This gives them the opportunity on an even playing field to interact with us."

Law Enforcement Day comes to an end with fireworks at 9:15 at Franklyn's Field.

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