The rain may have resulted in an even bigger turnout than anticipated at Police Day at Greenwich Police headquarters, as families were eager for a fun indoor activity.
During a tour led by Technician Robert Ferretti, families got to see all parts of the police station including a room where police conduct Taser training. “Taser training runs for fie seconds before it shuts off,” Ferretti said. “And it hurts.” Feretti said the maximum distance for a Taser is 21 feet.
Other stops on the tours included the truck garage, the emergency command center, the dormitories, the training room where women’s self-defense is taught, and the weapons bank, where Tasers and rifles are kept under lock and key when not in use.
In the lobby the Junior League of Greenwich worked with Tweens Taking Action to help children make thank you notes for the police.
“We’ve been helping out Kids in Crisis and donated books and hot chocolate mixes in Mason jars,” said Audrey Hall, who was with two of fellow Tweens Taking Action co-organizers.
The girls, all 6th graders at Western Middle School said they’ve also been collecting cans which they will recycle and donate the refunds to Kids in Crisis.
“I started the Tweens Taking Action because it’s just better to do things as a group than as a single person,” Audrey said, adding that the goal of her group is to get more kids involved. ”
Audrey said that before they officially formed Tweens Taking Action, the group, while still in elementary school, raised $500 by running a gift boutiqe with items all priced at $1.00.
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