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Tucson Police open doors to community for open house

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 08:09:49-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Tucson Police Department opened its doors to all of its facilities for the community on Thursday. According to TPD, this is a first of its kind event.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus says it was to allow people to get a good look at how the department operates. Chief Magnus says after a smaller arts event in 2018 at the headquarters, he decided it would be a good idea. He says he wanted the public to get an up-close-and-personal look at the inside of TPD. "It's an open house with all of our sub stations as well as several of our other facilities like crime lab... People really like the idea that this is their police department. We work for you, the community, so we want you to come in and see what we're doing," said Magnus.

The Department is also hosting an active shooter awareness event on Thursday, November 21st. It will be at their west stide location on Miracle Mile.