WAXHAW, NC – Residents of Waxhaw gathered at the police department on Saturday to meet the officers that serve the Waxhaw community and to get an inside look at their hometown police station. Guests of the open house had the opportunity to tour the station, meet Waxhaw police officers, firefighters, and Union County EMS practitioners, watch a K-9 demonstration, and have fun with family activities.
Mike Eiss, Waxhaw’s chief of police, spoke on how much the department appreciates having the support of the community and what it means to see that relationship exemplified at events like the open house.
“This police department, in particular, does a great job at bonding with the community that we work in,” Eiss said. “We try to be more proactive than reactive, and this is just one way for us to express our appreciation for everything that the community does for us and for the support that they have for us in a time when a lot of other agencies don’t have that luxury. We love the Town of Waxhaw, and we really appreciate the support that they give us on a daily basis.”
Officer Kevin Gasser said that the community members and their support plays an indispensable role in helping the department to be successful. He said that the event helps to bring the community together and that it was long overdue.
“I’m glad that Chief Eiss and Captain Haulk allowed us to do this,” Gasser said. I’m glad to have the community see that we are one with the community. We work together, and that’s our main goal. This is the community’s police department, and we need them just as much as they need us.”
To keep up with happenings at the Waxhaw Police Department, or to show support for your community officers, visit the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/waxhawpolice.