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School Police Give Porter Elementary Students a Tour of the Harbor

School Police Give Porter Elementary Students a Tour of the Harbor
Posted on 06/02/2017

School Police helping student putting on a life vest

Last week, students from Porter Elementary in the San Diego Unified Police Department's "True Blue Buddies" program were treated to a day of adventure and learning down at San Diego Harbor. As part of the special trip arranged by SDUSD school police officers, Porter students received an up-close look and some hands-on training from the San Diego Harbor Police.

School Police Give Porter Elementary Students a Tour of the Harbor

Beginning with a presentation of the Harbor Police dive team and their scuba diving equipment, students then became acquainted with a state-of-the-art firefighting boat, even getting to use the fire hose. That's a lot of water pressure!

Still to come was the most exciting part of the day's adventure - a ride on the Harbor Police patrol boat. Officers showed students how to properly wear their life jackets, and welcomed them aboard for a tour of the harbor. Everyone held on tight as the boat sped across the waves, and students were thrilled to see other boats, a U.S. Navy submarine, and even an up-close and personal look at some sunbathing sea lions.

Student on a tour on boat

This special field trip brought one Porter student to the waterfront for the first time in his life, as well as providing several kids with their first-ever boat ride experience. The event was a celebration of this past school year's True Blue Buddies program, a partnership between San Diego Unified police officers and students.