Constable Stanley Came to Visit!!

Today, Constable Stanley came back for a surprise visit to answer our questions we had!!!

How many police officers go out in a day? 

For the Huron County Detachment, it could range from 10-12 officers. Some days it could be less if some are out to do training.

What if I know the person who is trying to sneak into my house?

That is called a break and enter, so what you need to do, tell mom and dad for sure. Second thing you need to do, if you are home without your parents but with a sitter, and someone is trying to do something that is scary, call 911 for emergencies.

Have you ever used a tazer?

Not yet. I have only done that in training. Some other officers have had to.

Have you ever used your gun?

I have only used it in training. And the only other time I have used it to humanely put an animal down that is suffering on the side of the road.

Have you ever used the radio?

All the time, as this is how officers communicate with his fellow police officers and how he gets told to go out to calls. They have a special language. Each letter of the alphabet has a word associated with it.

Maricela – Mike, Alpha, Romeo, India, Charlie, Echo, Lima, Alpha

Madison – Mike, Alpha, Delta, India, Sierra, Oscar, November

Ryan – Romeo, Yankee, Alpha, November

We have special codes as well. If we went to acknowledge you, we would say 10-4, 10-52 to call an ambulance or 10-19 to come back to the detachment.

Have you ever used pepper spray?

Yes, only once and many times in training.

How do you use your handcuffs?

There is special training for that. They are used for arresting someone for their safety and the officers safety. When handcuffs are on, they are behind their back and restricts their freedom. Leg shackles go on their legs. When we take them off, there is a handcuff key.

Have you ever put someone in jail?

Yes, police officers have to arrest people and they go to the holding cells that is behind bars. The holding cell is 24 hours. It is up to the judge to see if they go to jail or not as a punishment.

How many people are in jail right now in Ontario?

I don’t have the exact number but it would be in the thousands.

How do you use the sirens on your police car? Can you change the volume of the sirens?

I can’t change the volume but there is a button to press. There are four sirens to pick from. They are to notify others that are using the road. To go around them safely.

How do you use the lights on top of your car? Are your lights red, blue, and white? How bright can the lights get?

The lights are LED lights and are just changed in the last few years. We can’t change the brightness and seem brighter at night time. The colours are red and blue. On a police car, you can see them from any angle. When it is snowing or really foggy, we have the siren because it is hard to see the lights at night.

When can you drive faster than the speed limit?

Police officers are allowed to speed when we are going to an emergency call. We want to get there fast to help. Otherwise, other duties we aren’t allowed to speed and we can get charged as well while on duty. Police officers make mistakes sometimes as well.

Do you have phones?

A phone is issued to him but some carry their own personal phone.

Can you go through a red light?

Only if you stop and check to see if it is safe to cross and only at an emergency.

Are you allowed to crash the car if they don’t pull over?

In some situations, yes, but has to be very serious and needs to be putting others in harms way. We will force a vehicle off the road, but only in very serious situations and only as a last resort.

Have you ever crashed your car?

Yes, someone hit my from behind. I was at the side of the road and it was icy and the other driver lost control. No one was hurt. But the car was totalled.

Have you ever put on your siren and the bad guy heard it and they drive away?

Yes, that has happened. That is called a police pursuit or a police chase.

 

 

Living Things

There are living and non-living things in our world.
Some examples of non-living are:
– paper
– shoes
– desks
– baskets
– pencil cases
– clothing

Some of the things that we use every day were once a living thing.
– paper was once a tree
– clothing came from cotton
– rubber soles on our shoes comes from a rubber tree
– bread was once wheat growing in a field
– wood we use to make furniture was from a tree
– watermelon comes from a plant

Some examples of living things:
– corn
– worms
– Ryan
– cat and dogs
– students in Grade 1/2
– hamsters
– fruit on the plant

Living things need
– water
– food
– shelter/homes

We were wondering what else living things need so we researched and found on the internet:
“In order to survive, animals need air, water, food, and shelter (protection from predators and the environment); plants need air, water, nutrients, and light. Every organism has its own way of making sure its basic needs are met.”
The Needs of Living Things – PBS LearningMedia
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02…/the-needs-of-living-things/

We had a visitor yesterday. Tia’s mom came and brought some animals that she and her family rescued.
Rescuing means to find an animal that needs help and take them in to raise them. Sometimes they get new homes or they stay with the people that rescue them. Why do people rescue animals? So animals can keep living. Living things need water, air, food, and shelter. When people adopt pets, they need to make sure they meet those needs and care for those animals properly. If not, they will get sick and die.

Tia’s mom said that pets that get taken away because they do not have:
– proper cages
– proper food
– water
– money to raise them
– A vet to check them like a dr.

When you have a pet, you need to have time to take care of them.
Walked
Cages cleaned
Fed

We met 3 of Tia’s rescue animals. Here are some facts about the animals:

Twitch
Is a black rabbit
Twitch is 5-6months old
Found at 2 weeks
Found in an apartment that was not healthy.
She eats hay & clover & pellets
Likes to play a game of catch with China, a kitty
Chew toys in her cage to help her teeth.
She is nice, soft and fluffy

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China
A black and white cat
Smaller than a crayon box when they found her
She had an infection in her eye
Tia takes care of her
She eats kitten food
Play with her and fill her water
1 year old on Halloween

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Zeus
A cream coloured kitten
The whole litter was found because the mommy didn’t want to feed them
All other kitties went to other homes

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Rescue animals are loving & want affection.

Other animals that Tia’s mom has rescued:
– bearded dragon
– 4 cats
– 2 kittens
– a fish
– a turtle
– puppy

We talked about what we need to do when animals are not being taken care of. Tia’s mom says to call SPCA. Here is the website to contact the SPCA
http://www.huroncounty.ontariospca.ca/huroncounty-home.html

Track & Field Preparation

20150513-184708.jpgToday in gym class, we were learning how to do some Track & Field activities to prepare for next week’s event. We were practicing how to run far distances without stopping. We ran to the trees and back to our door. We also ran around the pavilion, the swings, the equipment and back to the doors. We had to take some deep breathes to help our muscles get oxygen. We were learning how to throw a ball far and properly. We tried very hard to stay away from windows.

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