Moab Police invite area residents to cookout, free swim

The Moab Police Department invite area residents to a cookout and free swim event at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center at Swanny Park from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8.

Moab Police officers will grill hot dogs for the community and residents will be able to swim at the city pool free of charge during the afternoon. Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center staff will host the free swim event.

Moab Police Chief Bret Edge said the event is an opportunity for members of the police department to meet the public they serve as well as give back to the community.

“When I became chief I asked our members to share ideas with me about how to engage with our community. Mark Sutton, who has been a code enforcement officer with us for several years, shared this idea and I loved it. He took the reins, along with our Office Manager Kelli Day, and they’ve been really passionate about putting this event together,” Edge said. “I’m thrilled to have another opportunity for our employees to mingle with and get to know community members.”

Edge said he hopes area residents will take the opportunity to attend and interact with police officers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

For more information about the event, contact the Moab Police Department at 435-259-8938.