Members of Westchester Boy Scout Troop 748 were given a tour of the Airport Police station at Los Angeles International Airport courtesy of Airport Police officers Nov. 18 in honor of Law Enforcement Month.
Airport Police Lt. Michael Edwards, the second shift watch commander, led the tour of the station for the 15 Boy Scouts aged 7 to 10 and their parents.
As part of the tour, the scouts asked the officers questions including what is an emergency and when to call 911. They also received a demonstration from canine officer Hans Bergmann on how police dogs are trained.
At the end of the tour, the youths were able to look at and sit on motorcycle officer Eduardo Angel’s police motorcycle, and look at police vehicles with lights and sirens displayed.
Leslie Rigney, the Boy Scout Troop leader, told the police that the scouts “appreciate what the Airport Police do to keep the airport and surrounding community safe.”
“We embrace the chance to provide community outreach opportunities when possible and we welcome inviting the community into our Airport Police family environment,” Airport Police Chief George Centeno said.