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Junior Police Academy promotes safety for kids

You’re never too young to play safe and be safe. The Junior Police Academy showed kids how they can make a difference with safety in their homes and communities. The program is geared toward ages 5 – 12 and led by Crime Prevention Coordinator Katie Chase. 

She and Officer Heidi Miller provided thoughtful answers and real-life stories kids could easily understand. Kids learned useful personal, home, neighborhood, school and internet safety tips they could apply to day-to-day situations. The Junior Police Academy covered how to call 911 and more.

Chase and Miller helped attendees understand what police officers do in their jobs. Kids even got a chance to sit in a police squad car, learned what’s on a police tool belt, and saw and heard a siren up close. Who knows, maybe a future Bloomington police officer was in
the crowd? 

The program was made possible by a grant from the Bloomington Crime Preventative Association. For information visit,