November 26, 2020

HCES Pre-K students enjoy visit from FPD

(Franklin) — Pre-kindergarten students at Heard County Elementary School were recently visited by Chief Kevin Hannah and Officer Nikki Chapman of the Franklin Police Department, where a program designed to educate youth regarding an array of topics was presented.

Some of the topics discussed were the duties of law enforcement officers, being respectful to adults and classmates, prescription medication and over the counter drug awareness and safety guidelines, as well as — safety restraint usage.

Chief Hannah and Officer Chapman explained and provided examples of “good stranger – bad stranger” encounters.

This very important topic included guidance of what children should do if they become separated from the caregiver they are with and what to do if a stranger oversteps these boundaries.

Police Visit 1“I would like to thank the Heard Elementary School staff and students for allowing us to visit and share these important topics. Having an active role in educating students of safety topics is one of my favorite duties,” said Chief Hannah.

“It is a pleasure for us to visit the schools throughout the county and we always receive a warm welcome. We hope that the guidance we provide during these visits, along with the knowledge they obtain from home and at school will assist in keeping them safe if they ever find themselves in an undesirable situation.”

Officer Chapman added, “It was a great pleasure to have visited with the Heard Elementary School staff and students recently. The little smiles and hugs from our students makes our educational visits one of my most desired duties. We are always grateful the opportunity to share with the students in the community, in hopes that a positive influence on important topics can be bestowed upon.”

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