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Folks Tour Springfield Justice Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents got a sneak peek into the inner workings of their police department this weekend.

The Springfield Justice Center held its open house Saturday. Last year, about 6 to 7 hundred people showed up and they expected more than that to roll through this time around.

There were booths with various activities for children. Folks also got to tour the building as well as a number of police vehicles. It’s an annual tradition they look forward to every year for many reasons.

“It’s also an opportunity for us to give back to our community. Adults get to see what they’re actually paying for here and they get to ask questions about how do we do this and why do we do that and for us to interact with our community,” said Chief Jerry Smith.

Officers said one of the best things about the event for them is working with the kids.

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