Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Assist In Local Children’s Day
Henderson, KY. - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers participated in a Children’s Day activity program hosted by local area business's. Pizza Hut, hosted a “Pizza Party” for area children to promote Child Safety Awareness. Officers from the Department of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement assisted local business in talking to children about the importance of child restraints and seatbelt usage when riding in vehicles.
Officer Mike Curtis and Inspector Joshua Franklin handed out goody bags and showed the kids what the inside of a police cruiser looks like. The kids were also allowed to work the blue lights and siren. Officers ate pizza and talked about what it is like to be in law enforcement. Officer Curtis stated, “A positive image is what we want to present to the kids, in hopes that they will reflect back on the time they got to spend with us. We are always here to help when they need us.”
Lieutenant Kevin Rogers, Public Information Officer for the Henderson Post, said, “We want children to know that it is okay to talk to the police and that we are here to help them. So many times, we as police officers, hear parents tell their children that if they are not good, the police will arrest them. This causes a fear of the police in children - something we don’t want. We want children to feel comfortable talking to the police about problems that they may encounter.”