La Habra hosts community at annual Open House

A behind-the-scenes look into what the police department does and how it works is what drew hundreds to La Habra PD earlier this month for their annual Open House event.

Residents were invited on Oct. 17 to meet local officers and participate in demonstrations that showcased several of LHPD’s programs and services.

Motor officers displayed their skills while the K-9 team showcased how police dogs help find items and apprehend suspects.

Residents were also treated to tours of the station and an inside look at the North County SWAT truck, which some children turned into an impromptu jungle gym.

Check out some of the photos from this year’s event.

Emerson, a crisis K-9 with the La Habra PD, doesnÕt seem to mind the attention he is getting as he takes a break during La Habra PDÕs open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Emerson, a crisis K-9 with the La Habra PD, doesn’t seem to mind the attention he is getting as he takes a break during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Officer Amsony Mondragon shows what his new K-9 partner Renzo can do during a K-9 demonstration for for La Habra PDÕs open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Officer Amsony Mondragon shows what his new K-9 partner Renzo can do during a K-9 demonstration for La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Families get a tour of LHPD’s jail cells as part of an overall tour during La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Families get a tour of LHPD’s jail cells as part of an overall tour during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Kids get the opportunity to climb inside and around a North County SWAT truck during La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Kids get the opportunity to climb inside and around a North County SWAT truck during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Kids get a first hand tour of the inside of a jail cell during La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Kids get a first hand tour of the inside of a jail cell during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Bobby, La Habra PD's drug-sniffing dog, locates some illegal drugs hidden inside one of the traffic cones by La Habra K-9 Officer Rob Sims during a K-9 demonstration for LHPDÕs open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Bobby, La Habra PD’s drug-sniffing dog, locates some illegal drugs hidden inside one of the traffic cones by La Habra K-9 Officer Rob Sims during a K-9 demonstration for LHPD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Chaplain Mike Murphy shows the public gathered for La Habra PDÕs open house Bobby, a 3-year-old English Springer Spaniel who serves as LHPDÕs drug sniffing police dog, during a K-9 demonstration. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Chaplain Mike Murphy shows the public gathered for La Habra PD’s open house Bobby, a 3-year-old English Springer Spaniel who serves as LHPD’s drug-sniffing police dog, during a K-9 demonstration.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Records Specialist Viviana Alfaro of the La Habra PD gives a tour of the LHPD’s jail cells, as part of an overall tour, during La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Court Liaison Officer Viviana Alfaro of the La Habra PD gives a tour of the LHPD’s jail cells, as part of an overall tour, during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Officer Sumner Bohee, left, Sgt. Jim Tigner and Officer James Geer of the La Habra PD show their motorcycle skills to the crowd during La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Officer Sumner Bohee, left, Sgt. Jim Tigner and Officer James Geer of the La Habra PD show their motorcycle skills to the crowd during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Officer Sumner Bohee displays his skills on a motorcycle during a demonstration, part of La Habra PD’s open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

La Habra PD Officer Sumner Bohee displays his skills on a motorcycle during a demonstration, part of La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Alex Castillo, community service officer with the La Habra PD, demonstrates how to get fingerprints from a mirror the kids just touched during La Habra PDÕs open house. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Alex Castillo, community service officer with the La Habra PD, demonstrates how to get fingerprints from a mirror the kids just touched during La Habra PD’s open house.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC