Getting a feel for the force
ELKHORN Eight kids got to spend a couple of hours at the police station in Elkhorn Aug. 17--but it wasn't a parent's worst nightmare.
The kids were part of a program sponsored through the Elkhorn Parks and Recreation Department called "Police Activity and Law Session" or P.A.L.S., that gave them a hands-on opportunity to see what's involved in local police work.
Participants got to inspect the equipment in a patrol car, take finger prints, take photographs, write reports and talk to officers about police work.
Two other sessions earlier in the summer drew 17 participants, and a parks spokesman said the program--open to second- through fifth-graders--is in its third or fourth year.
For more photos of the Aug. 17 program, see the Aug. 26 print or e-edition of Walworth County Sunday.