Goshen Elementary fifth-graders had the opportunity to visit the Utah County Sheriff’s Campus in Spanish Fork. The students started out by visiting the 911 call center and learning what it takes to be a dispatcher. The students were able to go to the dispatch floor and actually watch calls being taken. While there, students were given the opportunity to ask questions to those dispatchers that were not taking calls.
Next the students walked to the evidence building where they were taught about how deputies enter evidence into their system. The fifth-graders visited the crime lab where they learned how criminologists gather and find evidence. They were taught how investigators find fingerprints and how investigators can find evidence even after criminals think they have cleaned up after themselves.
Then it was off to the SWAT shed where the students were able to see the different ways that the Utah County SWAT team gets around and helps other police departments during dangerous situations.
The last place the students visited before lunch was the Search and Rescue department. Here they saw all of the vehicles that Search and Rescue use to find people that are lost. The fifth-graders saw boats, waverunners, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, and lots of other fun equipment.
Mrs. Openshaw, Mrs. Haines, and all of their fifth-grade students want to give a huge shout out and thanks to Deputy Garrett Dutson for putting together their field trip. They had so much fun and learned so much!