January 05, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
PCSO Invites Public To Crime Prevention Open House
The public and media representatives are
invited to attend a "Crime Prevention Open House" at the Polk County
Sheriff's Office Main Operations Center, 455 North Broadway in Bartow,
from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2004.
The Open House will feature new and exciting
tools offered to the public by the Crime Prevention Unit, such as:
- PC - the Patrol Car -- a remote-controlled
car that interacts with children and provides safety information in a
fun and entertaining atmosphere. PC will talk to kids about trusting law
enforcement and viewing Deputy Sheriffs as friends.
- Identi-Kid -- a program geared for
children under the age of 12. A picture I.D. with thumb print and vital
information about each child is presented free of charge per child. This
is an important means of child protection and family safety.
- "COMPUTER COP" interactive software will
also be demonstrated. This program allows parents to monitor their
children's activities online, and is a vital step in fighting computer
crimes against minors.
For more information, please contact the
Crime Prevention Unit at 863-534-6677.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.