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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

News Date: 9/24/2007 

 Sheriff Judd To Warn Parents of Sexual Predators During Visit To Rochelle School of the Arts 

“As Sheriff of Polk County, I am committed to protecting the safety and innocence of our most precious resource – our children,” said Sheriff Grady Judd as he prepared to visit Rochelle School of the Arts Open House, Tuesday, September 25, 2007.

Sheriff Judd will be visiting with parents at the 6:30 pm Tuesday evening Open House to discuss the potential risks children can face on the Internet, as well as, ways parents can help keep their children safe. He will also distribute Polk County Sheriff’s Office “ComputerCop” disks.

The monitoring software can be loaded into any computer and will scan the computer for offensive or inappropriate material. The disk contains safety tips and instructions, and is being offered free to parents who attend the Open House.

“Advancements in technology have made our children more vulnerable prey; however, as a parent or guardian, you can use this same technology to protect your children from predators,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.

Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialists will be assisting Sheriff Judd and will be available to schedule additional Internet Safety presentations for interested community groups.

For more information on ComputerCop, or to schedule a presentation for your group, please contact the PCSO Crime Prevention Section at 863.534.6677.