ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – Members of the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office got a firsthand account of what police officers do on a daily basis.
The ride-alongs also gave police a chance to learn what the State's Attorney's Office needs for its reports as it looks to prosecute cases. They say it was really an exercise in teamwork.
"I think we've realized we're a team here and it's not the police and the state's attorney's office. It's all of us together to help the community and combat crime," said Julie Elliot, chief of the Children's Justice Division.
About 35 State's Attorney's Office employees and interns worked in 20 different jurisdictions in St. Clair County.