BLOOMING GROVE- Since 1905, the Pennsylvania State Police have played an integral part in protecting and serving
the community. Recently, Trooper Station-R in Blooming Grove took some time to show the
Tiger Cubs from Dens #2 and #4 of Pack 1003 of Dingmans Ferry some of the equipment,
facilities and vehicles that state police officers use to accomplish their daily duties of protecting our families and friends.
Staff personnel taught the scouts about how the station operates on a daily basis, , as well as the important skills and education one needs to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
Trooper Shandra P Keeler showed the Scouts some of the equipment she carries on her belt
and uniform to perform her daily tasks. Scouts were given a tour of the Trooper station and were able to see how the police communicate with the dispatch personnel, some of the riot gear and special equipment that an officer may have to carry and use, along with a brief talk with the detectives that investigate crimes in the local community.
The Scout's tour ended, following a showing of Keeler’s police vehicle. Scouts sat in the driver’s to see the technologies a police officer uses, as well as a closeup chance to watch the lights and sirens.
Keeler fielded questions from the Scouts, where she informed them about how fast her vehicle goes, what weapons she uses besides her service pistol and the importance of good grades, education and staying out of trouble, especially if the Scouts ever wanted to join the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police.