HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Hinesville Police are making children a priority for the summer, and it’s all in the name of safety.
This Saturday is “Safe Kids Day," which focuses on the jobs of first responders so they can build strong relationships with all members of the community.
They will spend the day talking to families about bicycle safety, gun safety, and even drunk driving. Hinesville Police say education is key to help prevent accidents.
Kevin Remillard with the PD says it’s important for them to make sure kids in Hinesville have open communication with police officers and first responders.
“Police derives from the word ‘polis,' which means population, so what empowers officers is the population,” Remillard said. “We are here to serve the population, but we can’t do the numbers that we have, 50,000 or 60,000 citizens, with an 85 manned department, unless we have the cooperation and the support of our citizens.”
The Safe Kids Day is set to be held Saturday, May 11, at the Bryant Commons Park. It will kick off at 9 a.m.