Crime Prevention Evening - 2009
Sterling Park, Virginia
Loudoun County, Virginia
January 15, 2009
Reported and Photographed by Randy Sly - W4XJ de Potomac Falls, Virginia

Sterling Park Crime Prevention Evening 2009 with LARG Q&A Table. Photograph by Randy Sly - W4XJ.

     On Thursday, January 15, the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group participated in a special Crime Prevention Evening in Sterling Park with Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. Representatives were present from DEA, US Postal Inspectors Service, State Police and Loudoun Sheriff's Office. Congressman Frank Wolf and some Loudoun County Officials were also present.

The subject was keeping the citizens of Sterling Park safe and covered gang-related issues, postal fraud, identity theft, etc.

Supervisor Delgaudio made a special point to tell the audience of over 100 people of the important role Amateur Radio plays in the safety of the community and commended our work to them.

We had a display in the foyer. Several people indicated an interest in ham radio and we even connected with a few that were lapsed hams.

A great big thank you to Frank Gentges, K0BRA and Meg Gentges, AI4UX for staffing this event with me.

Best Regards, Randy Sly, W4XJ