REDMOND, Wa - 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.
Some ideas we're cooking up include online storytime with officers and firefighters, virtual ride-alongs, tours of stations, fire engine and patrol cars, interactive activities, and more.
"We want to support our community in any way possible during this difficult time," said Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe. "While responding to 911 calls and investigating crimes are fundamental functions of public safety, we also consider engaging with our community to be an essential service. You've got our number, call anytime. We are here to serve."
Have ideas for us? Please let us know! Send us a message on Facebook or Twitter or email us at email@example.com. We'll be sharing our activities and videos soon on redmond.gov/VirtualActivities and across all our social media platforms.
Media contact: Andrea Wolf-Buck, Redmond Police Public Information Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-440-1316