Police to empower students
by Courtney Warren
Dec 19, 2013 | 731 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Police Department is raising money to bring a safety program for children to Cleveland.

The National Child Safety Council has different programs about crime prevention, bullies, drug prevention, school bus safety, friendly police and many more that they provide to children and parents.

"It's full of literature geared from not using drugs to knowing about stranger danger," said Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham.

Local merchants of Cleveland will be receiving letters from the department and from the council about these programs and asking for donations.

With those donations, the Cleveland Police Department will be able to purchase a program and implement it within Cleveland schools.

Those local merchants who donate will also get advertising space on the booklets.

"It’s a way for people to give back and they can choose the amount they want to contribute," said Bingham.

Donations are sent to the National Child Safety Council, which will inform Bingham how much has been collected. He will then know how much he has to spend on programs.

"We are trying to empower our kids, give them knowledge on how to be safe, know what they need to do, and how different dangers can effect them," said Bingham.

If you are interested in making a donation contact the Cleveland Police Department at 662-843-3611.