Greenwich’s police day makes department a family destination

Above, Connor McMahon hops aboard a GPD ATV while under the supervision of Grenwich Boy Scout Will Doyle. — John Ferris Robben photo

Above, Connor McMahon hops aboard a GPD ATV while under the supervision of Grenwich Boy Scout Will Doyle. — John Ferris Robben photo

If you’ve ever dreamed of hopping aboard a Greenwich Police Department motorcycle and taking off after a suspect, you had your chance last weekend … provided you were a child, of course.

The annual Police Day showed off the ins and outs of the GPD to Greenwich’s youth, including a chance to ride a (parked) motorcycle and ATV, interact with the department’s K9 officers, see body armor up close and even spend some time in a Greenwich jail cell (though all children were eventually released due to lack of evidence).

The day is done to educate children about all the police department does so they are less intimidated by police and know what to do in the case of an emergency. The family-friendly day has become quite popular and included tours of the department (including the aforementioned jail cells) and had the assistance of both the Greenwich Boy Scouts and the Police Explorers.

John Ferris Robben was on hand to capture all the fun for the Greenwich Post.

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