Campers at the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover got a special treat this week as they got to learn about the practices of police officers.
Campers got a demonstration from state police tracking K9s. One of the dogs, Thor, specializes in finding drugs.
"It was really cool to watch them,find all the objects and stuff like that,” Camper Lia Roybal said.
Grabbing and keeping kids’ attention isn't always easy, but these officers and their K9's had no trouble capturing their curiosity.
St. Michael, who is a two year old German Shepard, was especially popular with the campers. The dog responds to commands in German because most of the dogs come from Europe.
"They find it unique when I talk to him in German,” Newtown Police Officer Felicia Figol said. “The kids get a kick out of it. They don't know what I am telling him, but when I give a command and he goes down they figure it out."
Police officers across the state spent the entire day on Tuesday at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Law enforcement day was organized by the Connecticut Police Chief Association.
They are even put to work by serving lunch to all these campers. Organizers said it’s a learning experience for both.
"This is fantastic, more than I imagined, I love the kids,” Figol said.
Whether they were at the camp for the day or the week, about 200 kids got a chance to learn new things and meet new people.
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