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Sheriff’s Office offers “Safe Kids Academy”

Yulee, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is proud to offer the NCSO Safe Kids Academy again this summer. This three hour academy provides practical instruction to children ages 5 through 8 on Stranger Awareness, Dialing 911, Internet Safety, Home Safety, Anti Bullying and Fire Safety. The academy is provided free of charge and is limited to the first 20 students.

The NCSO Safe Kids Academy is conducted in a classroom setting. Children will receive hands on practical experience in the six major topics of instruction, which will be taught by Sheriff’s Office deputies. Children will learn self-defense techniques, practice dialing “911″ where the child will communicate with a pre-recorded dispatch system, learn about Stranger Awareness, Internet safety, Anti Bullying and will participate in a Fire Safety drill.

At the completion of the class, children will graduate with a certificate; receive an educational coloring book and a grab bag. Children are asked to dress comfortably in a t-shirt, comfortable pants and tennis shoes.

“The NCSO Safe Kids Academy creates an open and friendly relationship between children and law enforcement officers” said Sheriff Bill Leeper.  “Deputies also emphasize the importance of making good decisions and good citizenship.”

There will be two classes held this year.  One will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon and will be held at Callahan Elementary School on US-301. The second class will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon and will be held at the Yulee YMCA on Pages Dairy Road behind the old middle school..

If you have any questions about the Safe Kids Academy or would like to schedule your child to attend, please contact the Special Operations Unit at 904-548-4028.