Youths enrolled in the city’s Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday.
Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle’s siren and flashing lights. Its three-wheel design boasts a tiny turning circle, which makes it easy to maneuver small spaces.
“We can use it inside and outside the airport terminal and on sidewalks,” said Sgt. Tom Davenport, of the airport police department. “It works well for us.”
Youngsters also watched as airport police Officer Steve Saucedo demonstrated shooting a target with a Taser gun before showing them the Taser dart that penetrates the perpetrator’s skin.
“It doesn’t go in that far,” he said. “We take the person to the emergency room and the doctor pulls it out.”