Thomasville Police Department Helps Kids Prepare For Emergency Situations

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By: Emily Johnson
June 12, 2014

Thomasville, GA - Stop drop and roll, don't talk to strangers, how to dial 911. Those are just a few of the things elementary school kids are learning this summer with help from the Thomasville Police Department.

The program is called Safe-t-Ville and it has taken place every summer for the past 31 years. Five, six and seven-year-olds attend the four day class to learn how to stay safe during emergencies.

"We cover everything from how to call 911 to fire safety, what to do if you find a gun laying around the house. Just how to be safe and how to contact an adult if you need one," said Officer Matthew Griffin, Thomasville Police Department School Resource Officer

Skylar McCray who graduated from the program today talks about some things she learned, "because if you have fire on your clothes you have to stop drop and roll. If you see a stranger just go away," said McCray.

The Safe-t-Ville finished today, but there are other programs the Thomasville Police Department offers. For a complete list visit the Thomasville Police Department website and click on Special Programs.

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