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Junior League Juniors tour NBPD facility

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On January 21, Junior League Juniors of Junior League of Orange County (headquartered in Newport Beach), held a public safety-themed event named “Walking the Beat with the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD).”

Seventeen children attended with their parents and/or guardians to participate. Carol McDonald, a volunteer with the NBPD, hosted the event with a small presentation and tour around the facility. McDonald has been working with the department for more than 20 years.

Highlights from the tour were seeing the juvenile holding cells, the squad room, the gun cleaning room and the 911 dispatch call center. The youngsters learned about officer training, police neighborhood patrol, the use of police dogs & horses and how the 911 call center works. After the tour, the kids were rewarded with NBPD coloring books, badges and toy whistles.