KENNEWICK, Wash. -This
holiday weekend Kennewick police say you can make your kids safer.
Police officers will be
at Southridge Sports Complex from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. passing out copies of 25
Ways to Make Kids Safer, a brochure that explains how parents should take 25
minutes to talk to their kids about potential dangers, such as when walking to
school or taking public transportation.
However, Mike Blatman,
crime prevention officer, says it shouldn't be a one-time discussion.
"We have to remind
them. It's no different than when they go to school. You go to school and do
things repeatedly. It becomes part of your life. It becomes that natural thing
During the event Saturday
morning, children can join the My ID Club and receive their own ID safety card.
Police will have also have SWAT equipment at the sports complex and the DARE Music
For parents, patrol officers
will test car windows to see if they meet the state code for window tinting.