During the first or second week of May each year is Law Day for county-wide fifth graders. This is a day when the fifth graders get to see first-hand how county government works.
They tour and perform a mock trial in the district courtroom, they learn about the responsibilities of the county assessor, county treasurer, and Department of Motor Vehicle offices. EMS lets them climb all over an ambulance and explains what their job is, the Division of Wildlife explains the laws and "do's and dont's" when it comes to wildlife.
Sheriff's Department Tours
The Grand County Sheriff’s Department gives a tour of the jail, allowing some to be handcuffed, sit in the restraint chair, put on jail clothes, as well as take their mug shot. They also tour the dispatch area, see first hand all the Special Response Team gear, take a close-up look at the animal control truck and gear, hear the siren, sit in a patrol car, and ask as many questions as they want.
Over a 100 of the county’s fifth graders participated in the day. See the photo gallery: