Friday, April 1, 2011

Law Enforcement “On Track” to Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Today, April 1, 2011 at 10:00 am, Law Enforcement from many agencies will show support for the Law Enforcement “On Track” to Prevent Child Abuse campaign hosted by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Speedway.

Fully-marked patrol units will be lined up in the pit area at the Kansas Speedway. Blue ribbons will be handed to each officer by children and their parents after a short program asking officers to “help protect children from abuse”.

Sheriff Don Ash will wave the checkered flag and all units will activate their emergency equipment. After a brief moment, he will wave the flag again and officers will turn off their sirens, but keep all lights on. This will symbolize all officers working together to prevent abuse.

The pace car will start the processional of patrol cars leaving the pit area and going around the track in groups of two. Pictures will be taken from the ground and a helicopter will be filming from above.

Our children are our most precious commodity. If you believe abuse of a child is taking place, you are urged to report it to local law enforcement.