Presentations: 10 to Noon, County Attorney Rachel Mitchell and Sheriff Penzone
Safety Presentation Topics:
Active Shooter Awareness
Human Trafficking in Arizona
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is hosting a free, outdoor safety fair on Saturday, November 5 at the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Beardsley Park at 12755 W. Beardsley Road, parking is free.
Gates open at 9 am, presentations start at 10 am and the event concludes at noon. We ask that attendees bring their own chair to place in the lawn for the presentations.
Vendor booths with representatives from County agencies, non-profits and sponsors will be at the park beginning at 9 am.
This event will provide visitors an opportunity to get safety information and get your questions answered from the officers that patrol your neighborhood.
Agencies providing safety information include the Department of Emergency Services, the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Valley Metro Ride Choice, Animal Care and Control, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Sun City West PRIDES and many more.
Tote bags are being provided by the Statz Insurance Agency.
The first 300 to arrive will receive a free donut.
The Sun City West Radio Station will be providing music.
Sheriff Paul Penzone and County Attorney Rachel Mitchell will speak to the audience beginning at 10 am, followed by guest speakers.
The first speaker will be Lt. Ken Silvia, with the MCAO, he will share his suggestions and insight on what to expect in an Active Shooter incident, statistics about events and steps to take to maximize survival.
The second presentation will be by Director Stacey Sutherland from TRUST AZ, an organization working towards the reduction of Human Trafficking, and Nate Boulter, Program Officer, Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network. Sex trafficking of children, youth and adults is a growing concern nationally and in Arizona. Trafficking is a hidden crime and is both an urban and rural issue affecting areas across our state. The first step in combatting trafficking is to lean the signs to identify victims and dispel the myths so victims can be located, offered services, and help bring their perpetrators to justice.
Additional Vendor Information:
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control will be on site to allow people to register their dogs, their message: “Help prevent rabies by licensing your dog. Owners must provide a current rabies certificate to apply for, or renew, a dog license in Maricopa County. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease for humans and animals, and due to widespread vaccinations, there has not been a confirmed case of rabies in a dog in Maricopa County for over 40 years.”
Maricopa County Emergency Management will staff a booth to distribute “Ready Set Go Bags.” These are very helpful bags to remind you what times you will need to take with you in case of an emergency.
If you have any questions, please contact Joan Campbell at 602-506-7621.