Editorial: UPDATED: The following Redmond Police Department (PD) "Safety Alert" email (below) was in my inbox this morning and I immediately opened it for Jim Bove's safety tips and events. If you want to be on his email list for Safety Alert Updates" email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org The City's Notice of Public Disclosure of emails at the bottom is a refreshing measure of transparency and worthy of your gaze. I've never gotten spam from giving out my email address at city function sign-ins - but that's your call.
The Safety Alert email from Jim Bove, Redmond PD is copied here:
|Jim Bove, Outreach Facilitator|
Dear Redmond Community and Friends,Plenty of information to share; as always, feel free to forward…..
"Cheeseburger in Paradise" National Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, August 7th this year (always the first Tuesday in August)…and a sunny day is always guaranteed. We ask neighborhoods, businesses, and apartment complexes to participate in the 29th Annual Night Out. The police department, fire department, city council, mayor, and others will attend as many parties as possible between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. We ask citizens of Redmond to turn their porch lights on and come outside to take a stand against crime with your neighbors—some do BBQs, potlucks, ice cream socials….the fun/list is endless. If you’ve never done this, it’s a great event for fun, friends, and community! Note this year's online registration form. For more information, visit: www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/national_night_out
School’s Out for Summer The PD will be participating in a NEW program offered by the Parks and Recreation Department this summer called Safety Town. It’s a week long day camp designed to build a foundation of safety awareness in young children and incorporates personal, pedestrian, passenger, home and play safety in a fun atmosphere that develops confidence, self-reliance and sound decision-making abilities. Classroom visitors, games, crafts, music, stories, films and role playing are a part of the safe behavior instruction. Children must be potty trained to attend camp. We are just one session of what is a week-long activity being planned by our Parks and Rec folks—lots of fun for the kiddos. For more information and to register, visit www.redmond.gov/register or call 425-556-2300.
Workin’ for the Weekend Bellevue PD sent this information out a little while ago, but thought it would come in handy given the summertime is often when people have work done to homes. Here is a website to do research on contractors along with some safety precautions when employing them:
Two reminders….Popular Emergency Response Training
The Office of Emergency Management has scheduled the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for every Tuesday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. beginning September 4 for eight weeks, culminating with a final disaster drill on Saturday, October 27th. This training prepares you in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. For more info, visit www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/DisasterPreparedness/cert.
Bicycle helmets are on sale at the Redmond Police Department for the low, low price of $10. The person wearing the helmet must be present so they can be custom fit. Appointments are required and you can make one by contacting our lovely and talented Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Rogers at 425-556-2632 (email@example.com). And while you’re at it, plan for the winter—ski/snowboard helmets are sold for $20 each! For more info, visit: www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/safety_resources.
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By Jim Bove
Redmond Police Department Community
Outreach Facilitator 8701 160th Ave NE Redmond, WA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE: This e-mail account is public domain. Any correspondence from or to this e-mail account is a public record. Accordingly, this e-mail, in whole or in part, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56, regardless of any claim of confidentiality or privilege asserted by an external party.