Pitt-Bradford's LEAF Day Set for Wednesday

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host the 31st annual Law Enforcement Awareness and Familiarization Day on Wednesday, Sept. 18, giving people an opportunity to talk with law enforcement officers and learn more about what they do.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and is free and open to the public.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and North Central Highway Safety Network will be in attendance with a driving simulator.

Other participants are Bradford Township police, City of Bradford Police, the U.S. Army, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, U.S. Border Patrol, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission, U.S. Forest Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Correctional Institution – McKean, New York State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement, McKean County District Attorney’s Office, McKean County Adult Probation, McKean County Children and Youth Services, YWCA Victims’ Resource Center, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, and police K-9 handler Bob Rinfrette.

Alumnus Andrew McCole will represent the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations and Jeremy Kosmac, a former member of the Pitt-Bradford Police Department, will represent Amtrak Police.

LEAF Day was originally enacted by former Chief of Police George Barron in 1981 to promote various law enforcement agencies and educate students on possible careers in diverse branches of law enforcement. Chief Dan Songer has since continued the tradition, calling LEAF Day an opportunity to make the community aware of “what we are and what we do.”

For more information, contact Songer at (814)362-7509 or by email at songer@pitt.edu.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.


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