There was an excited buzz in the air this morning as hundreds of employees showed off their little ones to coworkers at the annual Los Angeles County Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Around 80 kiddies got to check out their parents’ work digs at the beautiful, historic and treasured Hall of Justice building in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department posted this on Facebook page:
'The kids, ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old, were treated to a guided tour through the building and a visit to the museum. Included in the tour were a walk through an antique, manually-operated jail module; a close-up display of haunting, vintage Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner tools; a look at old photographs; and a peek at a case full of Sheriff-related relics.
The day wasn’t just about the kids getting to skip school, though; it was an opportunity to provide them with a little bit of comfort in seeing where their parents spend their time away and quietly coach them in some life lessons. The kids got to see the responsibilities, balancing and benefits of attending work in full-circle; having a job translates into earning money, which runs the household.
But all work and no play is boring. The kids saw the happiness coworkers share each day is what creates a pleasant environment. By positively interacting with our peers, we learn to improve our production, strengthen work relationships and reduce stress.
To entice the little ones to participate and illustrate a variety of opportunities available within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a static display of tactical SWAT and Bomb Squad vehicles, a black and white patrol car, and an Arson/Explosives Detail K-9 unit were stationed on the front walkway of the building. The kids were allowed to ask questions, and touch the unique and high-profile tools we use daily to perform our jobs.
It’s for certain as the kids grow older, they will always remember the fun they had looking at all the neat things arranged just for them and the time they spent on a special day with their parent at work. Hopefully, their memories and the things they learned will guide them to seek a future in a professional career with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, just as it did for many of us working here today!'