ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Ithaca Police Department will be holding its annual open house on Sunday, September 30.

From noon to 3:00, all of the doors of the IPD will be open to the public. Officers will be on hand to give guided tours of the building, and the public will get a chance to meet the officers that serve and protect them.

K9 Bert and K9 Rex will be in action showcasing their skills, and the IPD Mountain Bike patrol will be on hand for a public demonstration.

Additionally, the IPD Mobile Command Truck will be on display and SWAT Team members will be conducting rappelling demonstrations.

The IPD recruiting team will be there to talk to anyone who is considering a career with the Ithaca Police Department.

The IPD Crime Scene Unit will also be on hand to illustrate their forensic evidence skills.

This year the Kiwanis Club, who sponsors the Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month Award, will have a booth at the Open House to talk to folks about their membership.

The Stop DWI Impaired Driving simulator will also be on hand to give folks an interactive view of the dangers of driving while impaired.

Regarding the open house, Chief Pete Tyler said, “Please join us for this exciting opportunity to meet the officers that serve you and to catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the Ithaca Police Department. We have such a great group of officers doing so many great things in this community. I'm excited for the public to come into our house and see up close and personal who we are and what we do.”

City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said, “The folks who live, work and learn in this community are our greatest asset. It is so important for the community and IPD police officers to work together to effect positive change. The IPD Open House provides a great opportunity for those constructive conversations to happen.”

The event will occur rain or shine. Light refreshment will be provided by IPD.