What's Happening at The Porter County Sheriff's
Drifting Dunes Girl
Scout Troop 544
Visit to the Sheriff's
On Wednesday afternoon, the Girl scouts from Troop 544 came to the
Porter County Sheriff's Department to further their quest of earning
merit badges for fighting substance abuse. Chief David Lain and Sgt.
Tim Emmons spoke to them about the problems associated with
addiction, and gave many of them an opportunity to experience visual
impairment through the use of "Fatal Vision" goggles, loaned to us
by Valparaiso PD.
These are specially designed glasses that distort what the wearer
sees, much like that encountered by a drunk driver. After finding
that they could not walk in a straight line, or even remain
standing, the scouts (plus one big
brother) had a better appreciation of the dangers of intoxication.
A couple girls were even given the chance to be tested on a Portable
Breath Tester (PBT). Both passed.
After a video tour of the jail, and a Q & A session with the Chief,
each was presented with a Sheriff's Department shoulder patch, a
safety whistle from Crime Stoppers, and a key chain.
Fatal Vision Goggles
Public Information Officer Tim Emmons talks to the troop