LCE 5th #1 – Meet Deputy Jake

img_7285I have already visited LCE a couple times this year, but it was my pleasure to catch up with Ms Drange again and meet the 5th grade for the first time. First, I handed out the materials that the kids will need for the year: a STAR folder, a name card, a pencil and an eraser.

After passing out the materials, I talked to the 5th Grade about my life before becoming a deputy, my path to joining the Sheriff’s Department and the different assignments that I’ve worked. I described my experience in the academy, my first assignment working in the jail (along with some pictures), my time as a bailiff in a courthouse and the time I spent out on patrol in Malibu, Agoura, Calabasas and the San Fernando Valley. I also talked about my education at UCLA and my involvement with the LA Grizzlies (the LASD Football Team).

The kids had a ton of questions, like:

  • “Is that a real gun?”
  • “Have you ever been in a car chase?”
  • “Do you have a taser?”
  • “Have you ever had an inmate escape?”
  • “What’s the food like in jail?”
  • “Do you like donuts?”

I tried to get through as many questions as possible. This Q&A gives the kids a chance to get to know me, and it gets the “cop” questions about out of the way so we can better focus on a topic the next time I visit.

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