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Eastern Loudoun Station to Hold Second Annual Open House
photoIn 2011, the police Barrel Train Ride (on loan from Purcellville Police Department) circled the Eastern Loudoun Station continually packed with children who came out with their parents to enjoy cold drinks, station tours, specialty vehicles and the free ride. The Sheriff’s Station located in the heart of Sterling Park hosted its first annual open house on an unusually warm spring afternoon and many local residents took advantage of the great weather and attended the open house. Photo courtesy/ Justin Nash.
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Eastern Loudoun Station (ELS) will hold its second annual Open-House on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to attend and meet Sheriff Mike Chapman, Station Captain Allen Gabrielli and members of the Eastern Station staff, take a guided tour of the facility, and view Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office displays. Light refreshments will be provided. Last year, 350 residents logged in and attended the Open House.

This year the annual event will include several area high schools participating in the Open House. The Park View High School Band will have a portion of their team playing music throughout the event. Dominion High School will have their Step-Team perform and Potomac Falls, Art Department will have several students on hand for face painting.

The Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) Program will also be available to provide VIN Etching. VIN etching is the process of placing a light but visible stencil of your vehicle identification number on each piece of glass in your car - windshield, windows and sun roof. This deters vehicle theft, since in order to resell your car with an altered identification number the thief would have to replace all of the glass in the vehicle. For more information about VIN Etching and to view H.E.A.T.’s calendar of events, check out the H.E.A.T. web site at http://www.heatreward.com.

The ELS is located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School.

The ELS provides substantial public safety services to the community and reduces travel time to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Leesburg. The ELS also provides for some specialty offices. The LCSO domestic violence coordinator has an office here as does the agency's interpreter. While both those positions serve cases and deputies countywide, a majority of their work lies in the easternmost areas of the county.

The National Criminal Information Center and the Virginia Criminal Information Network are housed there as well, with computers used to check criminal histories, vehicle registrations and people's identifications.

Other services provided are fingerprinting, criminal history checks (only within Loudoun County) and good conduct letters. All services are provided from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The station also offers a community room available for public use to local non-profit organizations. To reserve the room, please call 571-258-3356. Please visit the ELS web site http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=593.

The ELS is the agency’s first stand-alone station. The facility is one of four planned stations for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office opened their first county-owned station, the Dulles South Public Safety Center, in 2007 in the South Riding area. The station serves as a combined fire-rescue station and law enforcement station.

A Deputy Sheriff's Prayer

"Oh, Almighty God, whose great power
and eternal wisdom embraces the universe.
Please watch over all our Deputies.
Protect them in their everyday duties of serving papers,
traffic violations, riots, evictions, domestic violence, and more.
Give them the strength to accomplish
the difficult tasks that lie before them.
Give them the wisdom and quick reactions that will result
in the safety of the people in their community.
God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your Almighty protection
and please unite them safely with their families
after their duty has ended.
photoThe Station Dedication Celebration Program took place on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. During the Dedication Remarks presentation a number of elected officials had praise for the completion of the new facility and its impact on the community. “We are overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support from the local population attending the dedication ceremony,” they said. “The new station can only assist with our goal in building relationships with the residents of Loudoun to help keep the county a safe place to live and work.” Photo Courtesy LCSO.

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