Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Junior Police Academy

Taylor and Evie signed up for the St. Peter's Junior Police Academy and it was the best program ever! The girls got to fingerprint a crime scene, tour the police station and jail cell, work with canine officers, help with set-up traffic stops, dispatch and so much more! It was so very informative and the girls would come home each night so excited to tell us what all they did! They really went above and beyond for these kids! I remember one of the nights, when I had picked the girls up, they were always so talkative...Tay says, "Mom, the alleged perpetrator was suspected of comitting the crime, and we solved the case!" I'm like, who is this girl using all these big, official words?? lol

They held a picnic for the end of academy celebration! Mandy and I took the girls, watched some of the ceremony, then headed to a Mexican joint down the street to have a bite and a margarita! We are such rebels! Anyways, when we came back to pick them up, they were jumping up and down in the parking lot...the patrol helicopter had come for a visit! The pilot did tricks over the park, it was super exciting to see! Then we got to meet the canine officers, the girls especially loved this part! Again, I can't stress what an awesome opportunity this was for the kids in the community, such a blessing!

The Junior Police Academy graduation was held at the City Hall during an official board meeting of the alderman and mayor. They all got their diplomas, and had a reception with cake and drinks! They made this all feel so important, they really hit the nail on this one! The kids felt a sense of accomplishment and had fun being part of their community.

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