Thursday, May 16, 2013

Inquiring Minds, Even Young Ones, Want to Know

The little ones always ask the most candid questions.  One can really never know in advance what they will say or what they are wondering until the moment they open their mouths.  That is probably one of the main reasons police station tours can be so entertaining for the officers who have the privilege of conducting them.

Monday through Thursday each week from 4 pm to 5 pm, the police department opens its doors, by appointment only, for youth groups of all kinds--scouts, church groups, and school groups alike--so these young minds can get a glimpse of what a police station looks like.  They visit areas such as the municipal courts, equipment rooms, report writing areas, and everybody’s favorite, the booking area.  Children often comment about how surprised they are that the holding cells are so sparse with no bed, no table, no lamp, and a toilet out in the open!