Police Programs Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Tallahassee Police Deptartment (generic)
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 04:54:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is hosting a variety of summer programs to help keep the streets safe this summer.

Officer Scherri Bryant joined us on WTXL Sunrise for another installment of For Your Protection. Click the thumbnail to watch the interview.

For high school students, there's the T.A.C. Program, or Training, Achievement & Confidence. This program offers lessons in law enforcement and everyday life, and at the end of the session, the students will try to solve a mock crime. The T.A.C. Program runs  Monday - Friday, July 13-17.

Kids 9 through 12 can be part of the D.E.F.Y. Program. That's Drug Education For Youth. It's part of a national initiative for goal-setting, team building, conflict resolution, gang resistance and decision making. This free camp is at at FAMU's Army ROTC Facility. Kids must signed up by July 8.

Children with an athletic side can be part of the Tallahassee Police Athletic League. TPAL offers youth basketball and cheerleading. There are games every Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., now through July 29. 

Every Friday throughout the summer, there's Splash & Jam. It features a family-style pool party – "the splash" – from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Then, teens will be invited to "jam" inside the community centers at themed events from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. For the complete schedule and locations, click here.

Remember you can catch the latest For Your Protection every Wednesday morning on WTXL Sunrise.