Bloomfield Township Police officers visited all sixth grade classrooms to provide students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about law enforcement, criminal and misdemeanor behavior, and good strategies to stay safe.
Topics included cyber safety, responsible decision-making, how manage a digital footprint (a very challenging concept to deliver in a society experiencing lightning-quick technology opportunities), retail fraud/shoplifting laws, and consequences of alcohol or other substance use.
This program has been in effect for 30 years. In an effort to keep the topics relevant and interesting, all seventh graders were surveyed on the effectiveness of these presentations. Many thanks to the following personnel for their invaluable assistance aggregating data: Dave Shulkin, Director of Information Services; Shira Good, Director of Communications and Community Relations; Lisa Kucinski, BHMS 6th Grade Teacher and Bloomfield Youth Assistance Board Member, Project Manager for the Survey of Police Curriculum; and Bloomfield Township Police Officers Roger Wechter, Cory Donberger, David VanKerckhove and Kelly Marthen.