Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DeKalb Police Alliance holds "Who Let the Dogs Out" Public Safety Day event in honor of National Police Week.

Bringing together dog lovers and peace keepers, the DeKalb Police Alliance (DPA) and North DeKalb Mall are teaming up to bring you “Who Let the Dogs Out” on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North DeKalb Mall. Bring your furry friends for pet-friendly festivities while also getting to know your local police officers and what they’re doing to keep DeKalb County residents (and pets) safe.

Brought to you by North DeKalb Mall, your dogs will relish in the fun at “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Enter your pooch in contests such as “Best Costume” and “Best Tail Wag” or have pet portraits made by Stork Photography. Pet-related vendors will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice and supply information.

Concurrently and celebrating National Police Week, May 15-21, the DeKalb Police Alliance will host a Public Safety Day showcasing DeKalb area police departments to provide public safety information and raise awareness about the efforts made by DeKalb’s officers. Take advantage of photo opportunities in police cars and prisoner vans, or watch and learn as the DeKalb County Police K-9 units demonstrate search and rescue. Enjoy food and drinks from Atlanta’s favorite restaurant, The Varsity.

"The DeKalb County Police Department is excited and honored to be a part of the DeKalb Police Alliance’s Public Safety Day. It’s an opportunity to generate awareness about the effort our officers make every day to ensure the residents and businesses in DeKalb County feel safe each and every day,” said DeKalb County Police Chief William O’Brien.

Through its partnership with North DeKalb Mall, the DPA will be the benefactor of all proceeds raised by the pet-related vendor companies. A member-based, non-profit organization, the DPA is dedicated to garnering public support for all DeKalb-based police officers and fundraising for its signature service, a $100,000 life insurance policy for all full-time sworn officers in DeKalb County and the municipalities.

For information on “Who Let the Dogs Out” or becoming a member of the DeKalb Police Alliance, visit

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