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Ohio State Trooper field trip….

1 Sep

Yesterday we went on a marvelous field trip

We went to the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  This was a great way to start off our school year!

The Sergeant and all the troopers were very good to us!

We got to see a CSI unit…

The trooper was very informative and happy to answer questions…
Then we got to see the canine unit…

They talked to us about the dogs and the trainers and their jobs,  then they staged a “walk around”  in what they called “free air”  they don’t need a warrant to walk the dog around your vehicle in the “free air”.  The trooper had planted some marijuana in a car and the dog picked up the scent and started scratching at the door.  The dog scratched the car at the place where the drugs were.  It was very interesting.  Then the dog got rewarded and the children got to meet and pet the dog if they wanted to…

We were shown the portable scales that the troopers use to weigh suspicious vehicles.  This was interesting to me as I wondered what criteria they use to make their standards ,  I was glad to hear that they are concerned with the safety of the motorist and the upkeep of the roads.  Both important to me as a taxpayer 🙂

The Sergeant of the post showed us inside his immaculately clean car…

This guy’s engine was as clean as my kitchen counter top! I love cleanliness and order!

Thank you Sergeant Bancroft and all the troopers at the Ravenna Post who made this field trip a huge successs!  And thank you to Mrs. Wright who got this field trip together for us!   We learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves along the way.