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08/11/15 8:00am
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions. Sophia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions at Shelter Island Police headquarters. Sofia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

Officer Chris Drake of the Shelter Island Police Department usually rides alone. But one evening recently, he had a couple of visitors. And an impromptu press conference. (more…)

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08/05/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake had some guests in his police cruiser recently on one of his tours, with budding journalists getting a sense of what it’s like to be on patrol.

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Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake had some guests in his police cruiser recently on one of his tours, with budding journalists getting a sense of what it’s like to be on patrol.

On a cloudy summer afternoon, three young teenagers sat locked in the back of Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake’s police cruiser. Curious bystanders may have noticed there were no metallic handcuffs, but the youngsters had their hands full with pens and notebooks. (more…)