HPD Senior Police Officer Jed Rose demonstrates in a short video how hot the interior of a car can get in a short period of time, even on a cloudy day. In the span of just 20 minutes, Officer Rose reported a dramatic 22 degree temperature increase inside the car.
Leaving a child alone in a hot car is a criminal offense and can lead to a person being arrested, charged and prosecuted.
Officer Rose is joined by HPD K9 Gunnar, who is present only to remind citizens that dogs should also never be left in a car unattended. Dr. Michael Seely, from VERGI 24/7 Emergency Animal Clinic, describes the risk in leaving your dog in a hot car, as well as signs that your dog is overheated.