DonutIn conjunction with National Police Week, the Cypress Police Department hosted an Open House on Saturday, May 19.  Those in attendance enjoyed tours of the Department, and demonstrations from the West County S.W.A.T. Team and Cypress Canine Officers.

Police equipment from the Traffic Unit, Orange County Fire Authority, California Highway Patrol, West-Communications Dispatch Center and other law enforcement agencies were on display.  Local service groups were also represented by the Cypress Rotary Club, Cypress Kiwanis and the Cypress Police Foundation.

One of the biggest hits was PC the Patrol Car.  PC is an advanced remote control car used for teaching crime prevention and public safety.  Kids, and adults alike were all smiles when PC’s eyes winked and blinked, his emergency lights and siren were activated and he played music.  PC will be used at community events, neighborhood meetings, and in conjunction with the Department’s Positive Action Through Character Education (P.A.C.E.) program which is taught to sixth graders at all Cypress elementary schools.

A contest was held to officially re-name PC.  Over one hundred names were submitted.  After sorting through the names, “Donut” was selected.  Donut will have a custom license plate made depicting the new name.  Donut will be out and about in the community educating and making people smile.

The Cypress Police Department would like to thank everyone who participated in the Open House, as well as those who live, work and recreate in Cypress.