"Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha you gunna do? Whatcha gunna do when they come for you?..."
You all know the song & if you now have that song stuck in your head...You can blame me for that.
Well, this past Wednesday we found out what happens to those who are not so nice...The Good Guys come for them...and this is their story...well atleast one of them...our Uncle Clyde.
Who is Uncle Clyde you maybe asking yourself? Well, he is none other than the COOLEST Sergeant at the Apache Junction Police Department!
See...I told you!
And he likes us SOOOOOO much that he gave us a personalized tour.
Clyde is very impressed that Devyn aspires to become a police officer someday...and introducing him as such, Devyn was quickly given advice by a fellow officer to become a fireman...jokingly he said, "everybody loves firemen". Call us biased, but we have a special love for the men in blue. I mean, come on...besides the fact that they all love donuts...who wouldn't love those who serve & protect us!?!
What's that? No Donuts?! Dyxon is going to be upset!
Because I LOOOOVE CSI...Forensics was my favorite part of the tour. Here we met the resident Forensic Scientist and discussed the different jobs they perform plus we got to see a dismantled atm that was brought in for fingerprinting...pretty cool stuff.
Now you don't want to go venturing into this area w/o a key. We found out that you get absolutely no privacy when stuck in a jail cell. The toilet is in plain view of the 4 bunks that are stuffed within these small quarters....AND...to top it off... there is a camera watching your every move!
And if you are REALLY bad...you get strapped into this wheeled chair. The hard part, we were told, is getting the "bad guys" into it! They don't go quietly or without a fight! But, once they are in there, they can easily be wheeled (transported) around to places like the court room.
The K9 Unit w/o the K9. We found that the K9 was locked inside an office for safe keeping. OUR Safe Keeping!
and the K9...LOOSE in the office!!!
That's one door we won't be venturing through...
But, the door that leads to the yard was full of fun stuff!
you can't see them but the lights were flashing on the patrol car
And then...right up Devyn's alley.... (because they are just as [crazy] as he is) were the Special Weapons And Tactics (aka: SWAT) vehicles.
SWAT truck...Very cool!
Special Assignments Unit...Totally Awesome!
After viewing the motorcycles, Devyn decided he did not want to be a Motorcycle cop anymore based upon ALL of the buttons on it. I think he was a bit overwhelmed. And then to top it off, while I was busy trying to take pictures, Uncle Clyde turned on the siren...scared the tar out of me. Yes, I screamed! Hey, you would have too...it was LOUD!!!
Training (Left) & Official (Right) Police Motorcyles
And what tour of police vehicles would be complete without the "paddy wagon". Denym climbed right up inside...silly girl.
For those of you that even think you could even steal the entry code to any secured area...think again! Devyn tries to copy the code he witnessed being punched in...but to no avail. The #s change every time it is used...HA!
What!?! You were caught trying to break in to a secured area? Great, now you must go through interogation. Busted, Devyn! I told you to not go messin' around with that keypad.
Now Devyn, you must get your fingerprints done. Hold still & relax your hand. This is NOT going to look good on your record. Unless of course this was intended all along to obtain your Cub Scout Bear Achievement Award for "Law Enforcement Is a Big Job"...which it was. No worries Gma's & Gpa's.
I think Dyxon is STILL wondering where they keep the donuts...
And that concludes our tour of the Apache Junction Police Dept.
THANKS SO MUCH UNCLE CLYDE!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!