The Cheshire Police Department has launched the Cheshire Children’s Safety Awareness Program. The program is supported by local businesses in cooperationwith the Cheshire Police Department.
According to statistic, unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 1 - 24 in the United States. Many deaths and injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety equipment which includes safety helmets and seat belts.
The Cheshire Children’s Safety Awareness Program will recognize and reward Cheshire’s children who use this safety equipment. Officers will issue “Safety Citations” to Cheshire’s young people who actively wear the proper safety equipment when riding in a car, on a bicycle, skateboarding or rollerblading. These citations can be redeemed at local businesses that have donated to this program. The rewards include ice cream cones, pizza slices and a soda, and bagels with cream cheese.
This program was funded entirely through donations from the businesses and organizations listed below:
- Elim Park Baptist Home
- Shef’s Bagels
- Rose Dairy
- Pop’s Pizza
- Mr. B’s Pizza
Any merchant or individual wishing to donate to this program or anyone having questions can contact Sergeant Michael Strollo at (203) 271-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org