April 5, 2014
Officers from the Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) hope to raise safety awareness for kids and their parents in a fun way.
The department hosted its public safety day in Hollymead.
Officers passed out bike helmets and spoke with kids about ways to stay safe at home and at school.
The event took place out in front of the Target in Albemarle County, attracting all ages.
Members of the rescue squad and fire department also showed kids what they do in times of an emergency.
One officer also stressed the importance of proper I.D. for children.
“But what we do is we have child I.D. today,” says Officer Steve Watson, from the ACPD. “We'll do digital finger prints and put them on a DVD so their parents can take them home.”
“We just want them to know that we work together, that all departments work together for their safety.”
A couple officers also showed off their motorcycles and showed how they stay safe while riding.