Thursday, April 4, 2013

Police Officers Begin New Elementary School Program

By Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach

A responsibility of local city government is the safety and welfare of our residents, and the community in general. Taylorsville is committed to our schools and the children that attend them; so, to that end we have reached out to our schools to partner with them on programs and events that are important to them and their students.

I am excited to announce a new program we are implementing in our elementary schools in conjunction with our police officers. This program will primarily focus on drug awareness, gang awareness, bullying, and self-esteem related topics. Over the next few months our Taylorsville UPD officers will be out in each of the nine elementary schools within our city to conduct instructional programs, undertake training of students, faculty, and administration, and provide assistance on the issues and topics that the schools are facing.

We are also coordinating with all schools in the city, along with our police and fire representatives, to help them with emergency preparedness and how to coordinate their efforts with the city’s master emergency preparedness organization. Our police will be performing mock “lock-down” drills so we can be prepared.

We appreciate all of you who are involved in your schools and neighborhoods. It takes a community of involved residents to make our city the best it can be.

If you ever have any concerns that you would like to discuss, please call me on my cell phone at 801-875-8759, or schedule an appointment by calling 801-955-2009.

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