Experiences from a first-time ride-along with Westminster police  


Just walking into the police station was an experience from the start. From speaking with dispatchers to getting my driver’s license checked to make sure I don’t have a warrant out for my arrest (I didn’t), I knew this wasn’t going to be an ordinary day. The newly renovated, sleek Westminster Police Department building was more contemporary than I had imagined from watching police-oriented TV shows and movies growing up. Seeing the office in real time with 20 different screens on the wall was exhilarating. I was assigned to ride with Officer Engelberto Delgado. While we were riding in the…

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