HOUSTON – Oct. 11, 2017 – About 500 people turned out Tuesday evening for the Spring ISD Police Department’s fourth annual National Night Out event, which included local first responders, vendors and entertainment.
Police Chief Victor Mitchell welcomed Spring ISD families to the event and spoke about the police department’s mission to provide students and staff with a safe learning and working environment.
“We have a great staff of men and women who do an outstanding job of serving our schools,” Mitchell said. “We cannot have safe schools without your participation every day, and we certainly appreciate all that you do to assist us to better serve you.”
Barbecue, games, entertainment and giveaways kept everyone busy, with the Canine Unit serving as one of the biggest attractions. Canine Officer David Fuente and K-9 Paco were stationed with the district’s new specially equipped canine vehicle where they welcomed photos with both students and parents.
In addition, K-9 Detective Emmy, who is retired, was on hand to help veterinary students from Carl Wunsche Sr. High School attract visitors to their booth. Several Wunsche students were handing out information to community members about the vet clinic at Wunsche, which not only serves as a teaching lab but also provides veterinary services to the community.
Officer Fuente said Emmy was excited to be back among students – the K-9s are often used during educational presentations at campuses districtwide. “She likes to be around the people in the community and the kids again,” Fuente said. “The most important thing is to give a positive view of law enforcement, that we’re here to educate the children and let them know that we’re here for them.”
For more information about the Spring ISD Police Department, go to www.springisd.org/police.