El Centro, California - Imperial County Sheriff’s Office participated in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what their parent, grandparent or guardian does at the sheriff’s office and to also take part in some activities. The ages varied from four to seventeen year-olds.
The Corrections division had the opportunity to share with the children a presentation on the new jail. The Coroners division explained how effective science is in discovering hidden truths by using X-rays and identifying other oddities that could not be verbally explained by the victim. Scientific Investigations (evidence) had the children take ink impressions of their fingerprints and explained the uniqueness and individuality of their prints. Corrections K-9 took part in the event by showing the children its talent in locating items. The Crime Prevention coordinators escorted the children through the sheriff’s office Mobile Command Center, around the sand rail patrol unit and the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team armor truck, the dispatch center, and the Investigations unit.
The day’s event allowed the employees of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office to demonstrate how each unit takes part in the collaborative work from the conception of a call for service to maintaining records for the public and law enforcement reference. This expanded the child’s imagination and encourages them to use their potential when seeing the many facets of law enforcement and correctional services the sheriff’s office provides.