Last week, our 5th graders had the opportunity to visit the Sheriff's Campus in Spanish Fork. The started out by visiting the 911 call center and learning what it takes to be a dispatcher. The kids were able to go out onto the dispatch floor and actually watch calls being taken, and ask questions to those dispatchers that weren't taking calls.
Next they moved to the evidence building where they were taught about how deputies enter evidence into their system. They also visited the crime lab where they learned how criminologists gather and find evidence. They were taught how investigators find fingerprints and how they can find evidence even after criminals think they have cleaned up after themselves.
Then it was off to the SWAT shed where they were able to see the different ways that the Utah County SWAT team gets around and helps other police departments during dangerous situations.
The last place they visited before lunch was the Search and Rescue department. Here they saw all of the vehicles that Search & Rescue uses to help find people that are lost. They saw boats, wave runners, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles and lots of other fun equipment.
Mrs. Openshaw, Mrs. Haines and all of their students want to give a huge shout out and thanks to Deputy Garrett Dutson for putting together their field trip. They had so much fun, and learned so much!