Public Safety at its Best.
Deputy Zach Powell Even Assigned a Little Homework.
KACC Preschool students had a special visitor in class today. Kankakee County Sheriff's Deputy, Zach Powell, spoke to students about his career in public safety. He explained who he was, what a police officer does, and of course, tips for their own personal safety and a little 9-1-1 information to boot.
Deputy Powell brought some equipment to class and explained their uses and purpose. Equipment included a helmet, flashlight (red and blue flashing), and a reflective vest.
There was one additional item he brought for all the children - a goodie bag from Sheriff Michael Downey. These preschoolers, according to Deputy Powell, "liked the goodie bag the best!" Maybe because they had coloring books, a junior deputy badge, wrist bands and a Frisbee.
Part of good public safety is helping people be prepared in case of emergency. Proper use of 9-1-1 system and learning parent names and phone numbers are just the beginning.
Thanks Deputy Powell for such a meaningful preschool public safety lesson.