CDCR’s Enterprise Information Services Division (EIS) celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 24th by providing a fun and interactive program for 40 children and their parents at the Aerojet campus.

Following a warm welcome by Sandra Chamberlin, EIS Applications Maintenance and Support Section Chief, participants viewed demonstrations provided by a variety of presenters in the areas of law enforcement and information technology (IT).

Presenters included CDCR K-9 units; CSP-Sacramento Medical Transportation Unit; CDCR Office of Correctional Safety CRT/Special Operations; Folsom State Prison Fire Department; CDCR Camps Fire; EIS Radio Communication and Video Conferencing units; Department of Fish and Game; as well as the California Highway Patrol.

The children had a fun time trying on fire fighter and SWAT gear, shooting a fire hose, working radios, and watching a K-9 work while learning about the range of careers possible in law enforcement and IT.

In keeping with the national theme of this year’s event Plant a Seed, Grow a Future every participant went home with a flower they planted.  A special appearance was also made by McGruff, the Crime Dog. This successful event was summed up by one child as “the best morning of my life!”

Child in vest

The SWAT presentation was very popular with the kids, especially getting to try on all the gear.

Children with radio

An EIS employee’s children learn how radios play an integral part in CDCR operations.