OPINION: MCSO deputies continue outreach in the QC

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office-Queen Creek deputies gladly participated in the outreach program during the month of October. Most often deputies don’t have the time to simply chat with those who live in the community they proudly serve. The October Outreach Program gave them that opportunity.

Deputies participated in a flag football game at Canyon State Academy and had a blast. Deputies also had the chance to hand out several pumpkins to our local youngsters and their parents. At the start of each shift, they loaded their vehicle trunks with pumpkins, just in case they had the chance to meet residents out enjoying their day at our parks or sporting events.
We had Boy Scout troops tour our substation, meet and greet deputies, learn important safety information and see behind the scenes here at District 6.

On numerous occasions, deputies handed out junior deputy badges and stickers at restaurants, parks or simply walking through the parking lot. Deputies took advantage of every opportunity to meet residents and visitors of Queen Creek.

We also held events such as Coffee with a Cop Oct. 29 and a Red Ribbon event at local elementary schools Oct. 27-28.

October has come to an end, but we will always continue to reach out to the community.  MCSO sergeants are diligently working on new community service programs to implement and oversee with their squads. Be sure to look for us at the annual  Pancake Breakfast and Touch-A-Truck on Nov. 19.

I want to thank Queen Creek residents who have stopped in or have gone out of their way at schools and around town to show us their appreciation. It truly makes a difference to know, that we are making a difference.

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