Scenes From LAPD’s Safety Town 2019

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its annual Safety Town program this week at Mountain Elementary School. Monday, participants learned about animal control, water and outdoor safety. Tuesday the students learned about fire safety and 911. Wednesday, the program was about bus and pedestrian safety. Thursday was police day with gun safety, bicycle safety training, a robot exhibit and a visit by the State Police K-9 unit with Whistler, a dog who helps recover evidence by smell. Bicycle safety and obeying the traffic laws was taught on the bike course supervised by Cpl. James Kearne, Cpl. Adele McKenzie and Cpl. Jay Eakins. Photo by John McHale/

Cpl. Adele McKenzie observes riders as they make a proper stop at the stop sign. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Cpl. Jay Eakins help young riders with their helmets. Chief Sgambellone brought the program with him from Ohio when he was hired at the LAPD several years ago. Photo by John McHale/

Chief Dino Sgambellone reads a story about gun safety to participants prior to the gun safety lecture. Photo by John McHale/

Det. Matt Lyon gives a talk on gun safety. Photo by John McHale/

Cmdr. Preston Ballew demonstrates a robot and the students get to shake its hand. Photo by John McHale/

Cmdr. Preston Ballew asks the robot to get tall, and it did just that. Photo by John McHale/

Sgt. Chris Ross is the voice and commander of the robot from a command vehicle near by. He hears, sees and talks to the students. Photo by John McHale/

Whistler and his trainer are from the New Mexico State Police K-9 unit. Photo by John McHale/

The students line up for a chance to pet Whistler. Photo by John McHale/