October 22, 2020

FPD visits Heard Elementary School

Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah (L) and officer Nikki Chapman (R) recently visited HES to discuss safety issues

Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah (L) and officer Nikki Chapman (R) recently visited HES to discuss safety issues

(Franklin) — Chief Kevin Hannah and Officer Nikki Chapman of the Franklin Police Department recently visited pre-kindergarten students at Heard County Elementary School, where a variety of topics were discussed.

Chief Hannah explained the many duties of law enforcement officers and the things he most enjoys about his job.

Officer Chapman spoke to the students about being respectful to adults and classmates, and safety restraint usage.

Together, the officers educated students by providing examples of prescription medication and over the counter drugs, while explaining that most homes have one or both present for various types of illnesses.

The students were informed of the importance of these drugs and that they should never be taken without an adult administering the dosage. Several other safety topics were discussed during this fun, yet educational visit.

“I would like to thank the Heard County Elementary School staff for allowing us to visit and share these important topics. With the holiday season just around the corner, this visit also allowed us to speak with the students about ‘good stranger – bad stranger’ encounters,” stated Chief Hannah.

“This topic is always one that we spend extra time with and place a strong emphasis on remaining with an adult at all times to avoid becoming separated. It is never too early to instill these topics in the youth. I believe by talking with our children at home and by our teachers and law enforcement officers repeating this to the children, they will remember what to do in an emergency situation.”

 

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