Modesto police to hold meet-and-greet

The Modesto Police Department will open its doors later this month for a meet-and-greet with officers and Police Chief Mike Harden. People who attend can take a guided tour of the downtown station, meet with members of specialized units and eat at a barbecue. The department is planning to put up displays and conduct demonstrations with police dogs and SWAT unit members. There will be presentations and information regarding crime prevention, Crime Stoppers, traffic safety and more. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 at the Police Department, 600 10th St.