Some young Dickinson residents get handcuffed... and now know what the back of a patrol car looks like.
But don't worry... no arrests were made...
Amber Schatz has more from Red Ribbon week at Berg Elementary.
Many kids did not recognize Deputy Lee in his uniform-- because on his days off... he volunteers here as a recess monitor.
"the principal Shawn is in dire need of staff, Shawn mentioned he's short-handed, and so on my days off I come here and volunteer to spend my days here with the kids during lunch so I get to know them on a personal basis.' Deputy Frederick Lee.
This week however, it's all business.
"Several of them didn't actually know I was a deputy sheriff, the funny part about it is it's about the kids, on my day off, or obviously today representing Dickinson P.D. plus also Stark Co. Sheriff."
5th and 6th grade students like Cole, get to learn the ins and outs of a patrol car.
"It's for them to understand the fundamentals of what a patrol car is, and obviously what we do." say Deputy Lee.
"They use the laptop to connect with their friends, walkie talkie, to look up data on criminals, and the handcuffs are always near..." says Cole Barber/6th Grade
The Sheriff's Department and Dickinson police department team up to enforce education during Red Ribbon week.
"Red ribbon week is an awareness program to help kids understand underage drinking, illegal drugs, bully laws..." says Deputy Lee.
Students also learn about consequences for breaking those laws.
"Once there's a person's hand in there you can't get them off." says Lane Kolling/6th Grade.
"It's all fun hanging out in the patrol car for recess at lunch, but when they're out on the streets, we as law enforcement want them to understand, it is a law, they need to obey that law, we don't want them to realize if they break those laws they will end up in the back of a patrol car because they do something illegal." says Deputy Lee.
"You can see the people back there, they think it's funny now, but it's not funny when you get caught." says Barber.
Education that brings "blue and red" together.
Red Ribbon events continue all this week.
The class wearing the most red gets a prize.