CLEARFIELD, UT (May 3, 2017) – Clearfield City Police Department and Latinos in Action (Clearfield High School and North Davis Junior High School chapters) celebrated the City’s Cultural Diversity May 5. The event was held outside the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center (825 State Street) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the event was to build relationships between law enforcement and the community.
“Clearfield is one of the most culturally diverse locations within the State of Utah,” Clearfield Police Chief Greg Krusi said. “The Latino community makes up 18-20% of our population. We are excited to share this night with them to unify and strengthen our City. It is our job not only to protect our community but to serve it as well and this will give us a chance to reach those individuals in ways we haven’t been able to before.”
Preparations for this event began back in November when Detective Steve Swenson approached Clearfield High School to ask for their participation in the event. The Latinos in Action club immediately expressed interest and quickly began formulating plans to include food, entertainment and carnival style booths.
“The excitement was infectious from these students,” Det. Swenson said. “They began volunteering their grandmas, aunts and mothers to cook for the entire community. They were giving ideas for music and dancing they would do. This event will be something special and it is because of these students.”
While nobody’s mother will be cooking all of the food, Azteca de Oro Market in Clearfield provided all the food for free. The clubs performed music and dancing. Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center opened its doors to offer free swimming as well.
In addition to these activities, event included demonstrations by Clearfield City Police, North Davis Fire District, Davis County K9 Unit, Davis County SWAT & Bearcat and AirMed Air Transport.
Watch for this event next year it is sure to not disappoint.