RCMP open house a hit with Hants County kids


Published on May 17, 2017

Arya Munro, 2, of Brooklyn, knew exactly where to put her hands when she tested out the RCMP's Polaris all terrain vehicle.

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Cst. Bryan Leyte handcuffs a child visiting the holding cells at the Windsor rural RCMP detachment's open house May 17.

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Noah Langille, with arms outstretched, wanted to see what it was like to be handcuffed after his friend was during the open house May 17. Also pictured are Hayden Matheson, Carver Brown, and Hunter Caldwell.

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Four-year-old Dexter Munro, of Brooklyn, was eager to try out the RCMP's Polaris all terrain vehicle.

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Cst. Darrell McNeil discusses how the RCMP responds to calls with Amy Perry and her children Crofton and Isla.

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Five-year-old Crofton Perry, of Windsor, receives goodies from Cst. Angela Corscadden, of the Windsor rural RCMP detachment during their open house May 17.

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Cst. Darrell McNeil and Sgt. Stephen Power were on hand at the RCMP open house to answer questions and promote what the organization does to protect citizens.

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Tim McLellan, of the West Hants Ground Search and Rescue, shows off one of the organization's main response units during an open house May 17.

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Shannon Lowe, the senior safety co-ordinator for West Hants, displays the Vial of Life – a program aimed at helping citizens when first responders arrive at their home in cases of emergency. The vial contains information about medicines that are used, any known allergies, and contact details for loved ones.

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WINDSOR, N.S. — Children were eager to tour the jail cells and hop in the backseat of a police car when they visited the Windsor Rural police detachment May 17.

The RCMP hosted the open house to celebrate National Police Week. They invited several community groups – including West Hants Ground Search and Rescue, the Seniors Safety Program of Hants West, and Crime Stoppers – to participate in the displays.

Visitors were treated to a tour of the holding cells, invited to climb into the backseat of a cruiser or onto an ATV, eat cake, and learn more about pursuing a career in law enforcement.

National Police Week runs from May 14-20.

More information about events planned for the week can be found online at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2017/celebrate-national-police-week-nova-scotia-rcmp.