Safety program for youths announced

By From page A13 | March 22, 2011

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has teamed up with the National Child Safety Council to bring the Safety Pup program to the children of El Dorado County.

The program is aimed at educating local youths on the importance home, personal, school, Internet and firearm safety, among other topics. The Safety Pup program also urges children to “say no” to gangs and bullying.

The Safety Pup program is available for school functions. The program provides items including safety literature, coloring books and gel wrist bands.

The Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (STARS) will also be available with Safety Pup to fingerprint children at no cost.

Parents are encouraged to have their child’s fingerprints taken for documentation purposes. The fingerprint cards will be returned to the parents for safekeeping.

For more information on the Safety Pup program, to set up fingerprinting, contact Community Service Officer Stacie Walls at 530-621-6640.

E-mail Jim Ratajczak at [email protected] or call 530-344-5069.

Jim Ratajczak

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