September 02, 2014
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DARE Program Receives Donation

Posted on September 2, 2014 by in Hometown, Wisconsin

Pictured from left: Sheriff Brian Schmidt, Deputy Laurie Zondlo, Dolores Gradinjan, and Linda Schweikert. (Click to see the full image). From Price County Review. Recently the Price County D.A.R.E. Program received a generous $200 donation from the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #50. Deputy Laurie Zondlo along with Sheriff Brian Schmidt graciously accepted the donation from […]

WKU receives ‘Safe Community’ designation

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Kentucky

From wkuherald.com. WKU received an uncommon accreditation this past summer when The National Safety Council recognized WKU as a Safe Community on July 30. WKU was the fourth academic institution to receive this award. The National Safety Council promotes injury prevention and ways to decrease deaths in communities worldwide. Though it’s accredited as a Safe […]

Back to school safety tips for parents, students and drivers

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, Michigan, School Safety

From www.mlive.com. GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The safety of children is the No. 1 priority on the minds of law enforcement and school leaders as school starts Tuesday, Sept. 2. Grand Rapids Public Schools administrators are reminding motorists to be cautious because students will be walking, riding bicycles and waiting at bus stops. The Ottawa […]

Back To School Anti-Bullying Rally

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Texas

From www.kiiitv.com. CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – Back here at home with school now underway it’s an issue that students and parents need to be aware of bullying. Saturday, several organizers got together to host a “Back to School” anti-bullying rally at the Reconciliation Church. The event which was free to the community and offered […]

LaVera allegations shed light on school policy, online safety

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, Iowa

From Newton Daily News. Three months after news broke that a California man allegedly preyed on local teenagers after visiting two Newton schools, the school board is making progress on a huge safety gap that impacted our students. We think the new requirement that all visitors to Newton schools must provide a form of photo […]

If Oregon legalizes marijuana, how will it keep roads safe?

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Oregon

The scene of the crash on July 21, 2013. Police charged Samuel Martin Kitto, a 19-year-old Astoria man, with assault and driving under the influence after he fell asleep at the wheel and veered into oncoming traffic. Kitto’s blood tests came back positive for an inactive component of marijuana as well as scant levels of […]

Aninsman Receives Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania police officer has focused on the plight of veterans with PTSD who run afoul of the law. From Business Wire. CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Andrew Aninsman, of the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pa., received The American Legion’s National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award on Aug. 27 at its 96th annual […]

Community Focus: D.A.R.E. Car Show

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

From The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Despite rain, a good amount of cars and visitors came to Edwardsville High School for the 23rd annual D.A.R.E. Car Show on Aug. 17. The event serves as a major fund raiser for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. Photos by Matt Winte.

Lynn Police Issue School Safety Tips

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, School Safety

From Itemlive.com. LYNN — With the upcoming start of the school year, police are asking adults to speak with their children about personal safety as they travel to school, and officers are reminding travelers to remember school is in session. “Officers from our patrol division will be increasing their visibility and proactive patrols in the […]

SC Attorney General: Internet Predators Getting More Sophisticated

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, South Carolina

From www.carolinalive.com. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson sat down with WPDE NewsChannel 15 on Wednesday to talk about the alarming number of internet sexual predator cases in our area and across the state. Wilson said sexual predators are hiding their true identities while using the internet to seek their child victims. “The predators on the […]