Sheriff’s office hosting open house Sept. 18

An open house will take place at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m.

Author Vickie Wendel of the Anoka County Historical Society will debut her new book, “Keepers of the County: Crime and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office” at this year’s event.

The book chronicles the changes, development and leadership of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office throughout its 153-year history. The book sells for $30.95 plus tax and Wendel will be on hand to sign copies.

In addition, the open house will feature displays of sheriff’s office vehicles; displays of sheriff’s office specialty units: SWAT team, dive team, crime scene unit and training unit; tours of the sheriff’s office and the forensic lab; reserve unit; explorer unit and free fingerprinting of children.

People attending the open house can drop off their unused prescription drugs and the sheriff’s office will be accepting food and cash donations for the ACBC Food Shelf.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is located at 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW, Andover.

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