By Marissa GOULD
The Glendale Police Dept. opened its doors on Saturday to entertain and educate citizens at its open house. Despite the heat, there was a strong showing from those eager to learn what goes on in its local police department.
Lined up outside the department were a variety of information booths. There were educational booths, some talking about the importance of pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The Pasadena Humane Society brought its RV to the police station to showcase their animals and hopefully get a few adopted. The GPD brought out some of its motorcycles for excited kids to sit on. Not only did they have their motorcycles out, but they also had their police vans, SWAT cars, and even a helicopter out on display and available for patrons to get a look inside.
While the outside had things for the curious and the hungry – the food truck Howlin’ Rays was on-site – the inside of the department also had plenty of information booths. Among these was information on forensics, the American Red Cross and the various job opportunities within the GPD.
In addition to the information booths, tours of the police station gave people a better understanding of what goes on in a police station. There were also various demonstrations including the GPD K9 units.