Today, the Lion and Tiger dens went to visit the Grafton Police Department. We learned about some of the things that police officers do for our community. The Scouts got a private tour of the station from Officer Benoit. We started in the lobby and worked our way past the offices to the break area and dispatch office. The Scouts were very curious and asked a lot of questions. We quietly walked into the dispatch office to see where all the calls come in and some of the monitoring systems that are used. Unfortunately, there was a bad guy in custody so we were unable to see the cell blocks first hand, but we were able to view live stream video of one of the empty ones in the dispatch office to see what the inside looks like. We then went out to the garage where Officer Benoit showed us what equipment he carries when he is on shift, as well as some of the other equipment police officers have in their cruisers- including bullet resistant vests, riot shields, battering rams, bullet resistant helmets, road spikes, and more!
After that we got to check out the police cruiser and see how the lights work. Each Scout got he opportunity to sit in the front seat for a photo op!
A very big THANK YOU to Officer Benoit and the Grafton Police Department for allowing us the opportunity to tour the station and see some of the gear and gadgets you get to work with. Thank you for all that you do to keep the Grafton community safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!