Children get lesson in community policing

Nisswa Police Department hosts open house

Sophiea Szymanski, 5, daughter of Nisswa Police Sgt. Todd Szymanski, tries on a police hat while touring where her dad works during the police department's open house Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Tim Speier / Brainerd Dispatch

Area families learned a bit more about their local police department Wednesday, Oct. 20, when the Nisswa Police Department hosted an open house.

Those who attended met Shuri, the department's future K9, as well as the police chief and officers. They toured the department and were treated to hot dogs and chips.

Melissa Schmitt and Crew Schmitt, 5, participate in a scavenger hunt game Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the Nisswa Police Department open house. Tim Speier / Brainerd Dispatch

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