The Los Angeles County Probation Department observed “Bring Your Child to Work Day” on Tuesday, April 21 with a first ever tour of the Los Angeles Police Department. The children of Probation Department employees were treated to an inside look at the inner-workings of the
9-1-1 Communications Center located in Downtown Los Angeles.
“Whoa! This is cool,” said Manuel Gonzalez, nephew of Probation Department Clerk Alexandra Cuadra. “Look at all the computers,” he said as he pointed with a smile.
Police Service Representatives Angela Rodriguez and Jenelle Williams of the Community Relations Unit, offered the children informative reasons on when to call 9-1-1 and when not to use the emergency number. They also answered questions on everything from graffiti to not going to school as reasons to use the emergency service.
The children were also able to take a tour of the Criminal Courts building where they sat in on a hearing and met with Judge Ronald Rose for a question and answer session. They were given a talk on the dangers of gangs by Deputy Probation Officer Thomas Williams and at the end of their busy day, the children were given a check in the amount of $5.00 for their hard work.
The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank the members of the Los Angeles County Department of Probation who participated in “Bring Your Child to Work Day” and for their expressed interest in the LAPD. While we belong to different organizations, we all belong to the law enforcement family.