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!”