Photo/Story Gallery 2008

FHP Celebrates Bring Your Child to Work Day

K9 demonstrationTrooper speaks to a young audienceBring Your Child to Work Day offers a special opportunity for children to see where their parents go everyday and what they do while they are away from home. This year, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise hosted a Bring Your Child to Work Day for its employees on Thursday, April 28, 2008.

Members from FHP’s Troop K assisted with the event. Troop K is a critical partner with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and is co-located on the main campus of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise Headquarters in Orlando.

Trooper sets up for demonstrationThe K9 is ready for actionAt the event, children were able to experience first-hand the work performed in many careers and the skills associated with helping members of the public.

The hope is that the event inspired today’s youth to open their eyes to new possibilities and encourage future careers in public service.

Trooper Schweinsber begins the K9 demonstrationK9 attack demonstrationFuture Trooper?Troop K members provided a tour of the Turkey Lake Plaza and FHP station. Trooper Schweinsber conducted a K-9 demonstration for groups of children as part of the day’s activities scheduled.