Wellington Deputy Visits With WES Safety Patrols

Safety patrol students with PBSO Deputy Scott Poritz.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Poritz recently came to Wellington Elementary School to discuss his role as a community leader with the fifth-grade safety patrol group.

Poritz discussed why he wanted to work in law enforcement, what he does and some things he sees on a daily basis. He was even in the safety patrol when he was in fifth grade. The students had many inquisitive questions.

In the end, the patrol members handed over some “Survival Kits for Emergency Squads” that they had put together earlier in the meeting.

The kits included Lifesavers for the many times they have been one, Tootsie Rolls because they roll with the punches, Mounds for the amount of courage they show and more. More survival kits will be going out to other local emergency personnel.