Gainesville Police Bring Helicopter, Canines to Show and Tell
Normally, you bring your pet hamster or your favorite toy to show and tell.
But for a group of children in east Gainesville, show and tell involved helicopters and a fierce law enforcement Canine.
Gainesville police officers organized a show and tell for children at Eastside Community Recreation Center on Wednesday.
Officers gave the kids a tour of the police helicopter and fielded questions about avoiding hitting birds in the sky and getting shot at.
Later, the Canine Unit demonstrated why you don't want to be the bad guy at the wrong end of a trained police dog.
Officers say while they hope the kids had fun, the presentation is meant to give kids a more positive image of police in their community.
The event was organized by GPD's Neiborhood Street Crimes Unit and the Gang Intervention Unit. Organizers say they hope to put on similar events quarterly.
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