Cherry Point welcomes students for tour of base

Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM.

Mom enjoyed it, too.

“I love it,” Dixie Mann said. “The kids really like it, and it’s motivating for her to see what all the Marine Corps does. She has always wanted to be a Marine.”

After visiting the hangar and flight line, the students toured Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office to learn about the vehicles and facilities used by military police, as well as the roles and services they provide the Cherry Point community.

The students were able to see how police dispatch works, to check out the night vision and video cameras that continuously monitor the station and to see a demonstration at the Criminal Investigation Division. During the demonstration, the investigators found out that a teacher had “stolen” a candy bar, using fingerprint powder to find the culprit.

Before leaving the Provost Marshal’s, McGruff the Crime Dog gave out gift bags for the students to remember their visit to Cherry Point.

Cathryn Lindsay is a reporter for the Sun Journal.

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