May 14, 2002 – A parade, a bazaar, a Maypole dance and a police K-9 Unit demonstration were just some of the events highlighting the Virgin Islands' observance of National Police Week on Tuesday.
On St. Thomas, the day started at 9 a.m. with a parade from Rothschild Francis "Market" Square to Emancipation Garden, where the bazaar ready for visitors. Solberg Farms had set up a petting zoo, and the cosmetology class of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School gave free manicures to police officers.
Nora Williams, a Eudora Kean teacher, said, "It was mostly the guys getting the manicures." She added with a smile, "clear nail polish."
About 30 Ulla Muller Elementary students bounded around the Maypole in brightly colored plaid shirts and skirts. "That was really fun," sixth graders Serge Brooks and Gellani Latorre said afterward as they focused on holding a couple of the petting zoo critters — a blond ferret and a tiny brown and gray rabbit. Gellani, looking over the ferret, commented, "He kind of looks like a blond mongoose."
Police Officer Elizabeth Doss said the youngsters were really impressed by the K-9 demonstration earlier in the day. "They showed us the search and retrieve procedures, and they demonstrated training techniques," she said. "Then they showed us how they apprehend a criminal."
For a complete list of the local Police Week activities, see "9 days of activities scheduled for Police Week".

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