I had the fantastic alternative to go to the brand new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station not too long ago. It’s been open for over a 12 months and I used to be so appreciative to have the ability to tour the ability.
Once I bought there, I let the deputy on the reception space know I used to be assembly with Capt. Justin Diez, and I sat down.
Shortly thereafter a younger man walked in, and the deputy requested what she may do to assist him, and he referenced one thing about having acquired a DUI and he wanted paperwork displaying that he had completed the whole lot that was required.
She instructed him she’d be proper again, and he stood there, and I requested him, “Do you reside round right here?”
He replied, “Sure.”
I then requested, “What 12 months did you graduate from highschool?” He instructed me 2007.
I instructed him I had acquired a DUI in my mid-20s and had realized fairly the lesson of by no means to drink and drive once more. He talked about he had been going via a tough time, a lack of a guardian, and that he was getting previous the hardships and doing significantly better.
The mother in me stated, “Pinky promise that you simply gained’t ever drink and drive once more.”
And he walked over to me, and we locked our pinkies and he stated, “I promise!”
The deputy got here again to the reception space, and he or she instructed me to please comply with her, and I went contained in the door and was greeted by Capt. Diez. We exchanged howdy’s and I thanked him for inviting me to tour the station.
We began within the room the place the 911 calls are available. The room had massive displays and desks, and the screens had been continuously updating.
It was a lot to soak up. The folks working in there have been on level with the whole lot that was happening.
To say I used to be impressed can be an understatement; in spite of everything, they’d so many tasks on their collective shoulders.
We continued our tour, and I bought to see the varied places of work, rooms and the whole lot that it takes to run a division. The middle workplace had so many individuals working at their desks, every doing their respective work on the identical time with the data that the whole lot they do is a part of the entire.
It was fairly spectacular to see that!
He confirmed me the helipad exterior and the world the place the autos had been parked and if repairs had been wanted there was an onsite mechanic’s store.
Wanting on the huge space of the gorgeous SCV, the hills, the houses and having the ability to see how the whole lot seems to be from the vantage level of the station is especially humbling.
If you concentrate on it, it’s a really unimaginable activity to see what it takes to maintain our metropolis protected and proceed to be thought-about one of many most secure cities to reside in.
I thanked Capt. Diez and everybody who I had the pleasure to satisfy that day. Afterward I went again to work and completed my day, drove dwelling round time for dinner and as I pulled as much as my driveway, I appeared out and noticed a couple of stars twinkling within the night time sky, and the waxing crescent moon on the horizon and within the stillness of the early night. I used to be comforted by the simplicity of all of it.
I assumed concerning the women and men in legislation enforcement and what it actually takes to do the job that they do. And if any of you might be questioning if I’m penning this to remain on the nice facet, please word that I’ve been pulled over by legislation enforcement twice previously 31 years.
One resulted in a site visitors ticket as I made a proper flip onto the San Diego Freeway northbound within the L.A. space. I used to be following all the opposite drivers assuming the second lane subsequent to the correct lane was OK to make use of to enter the freeway.
The second time I used to be making a proper on a “no activate crimson mild” and was capable of keep away from a ticket, as a result of the type officer understood that the signal was model new to those that had been used to having the ability to activate the crimson, and now it was instantly not allowed.
He gave me a cross.
I’ll proceed to knock on wooden, so says Jen, the great Jewish woman, and obey the legal guidelines of the land.
However there’s something else to consider.
For many of us our watch ends as we slumber, however for these in legislation enforcement their watch by no means ends, for they’re the true gatekeepers of our space, and I’m grateful for that.
Thanks to every one in every of you who shield and serve! My hand is over my coronary heart, signed Jennifer Danny, a humble citizen at greatest.
Jennifer Danny is a Santa Clarita resident.