Virtual Activities

One of the main joys of public safety work is the friendly interactions we get to have with our community every day. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our regular visits, tours, and activities with students and children have all been suspended. So, to try to support all the parents navigating virtual learning at home and dealing with closed daycares, we’re coming up with ways Officers and Firefighters can engage with kids online.

Stay tuned, we’re working on some videos that we will share here and on our Police and Public Safety social media accounts.

Have ideas for videos and activities you would like to see? Please let us know! Send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or email with your suggestions!

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Fingerprint Investigation Activity

Want to learn how our Detectives investigate a crime scene? Join Sgt. Julie Beard as she shows you how to fingerprint at home using a few common household items. This activity is great for K to 4th grade, but younger Junior Detectives may need a little help from an older Detective.

For this activity you will need the following supplies:

  • piece of white paper
  • something smooth, like a glass, mug or plate
  • some kind of brush (paint brush, make-up brush etc.)
  • roll of clear, wide tape (packing tape works best)
  • cocoa powder
  • gloves (optional) and a table or area that can easily be cleaned up
  • you can also download and print an official RPD fingerprint card to record evidence

Please share your photos of your investigations or let us know if you have questions on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! We would love virtually meet our Junior Detectives!