Community Safety

Melissa Sanders| Galena

With school starting again, all parents and families should be aware of their child’s path to and from school and who they may encounter, or predators along their path. Be aware of who your children are visiting with and talking to in their everyday lives. Also be aware of who your children are friends with on social media. Parents need to talk to their children about talking to strangers, even in a small town. Just because a person has a good appearance or they are polite does not mean they always have good intentions towards you. Talk to your children about “Stranger Danger”. There are many ways and programs to help you talk to your children and keep them safe.
As adults we also have to be aware of our surroundings, who we talk to or try to help. It is sad to say that not all people are forth coming and honest, so innocent people get hurt. Don’t be absorbed in your phone walking around, look into your car before you get in, survey your surrounding area and be observant.
You can check these websites for offenders in your area. Please read and comply with all rules and regulations concerning these sites and the information they contain.
KBI http://www.kbi.ks.gov/registeredoffender/ConditionsOfUse.aspx
Cherokee County http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54612
The information provided on these sites is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass. Misuse of this information may result in criminal prosecution.
Be advised that the geographical search results may not include addresses for all offenders listed in the search of a given area. If a residential or school address is incomplete, it may not be recognized by the mapping feature used on the KBI website. In addition, the information on the KBI website is compiled based, in part, upon information provided by the registered offender. Therefore, the geographical search results are dependent, in part, on the offender providing the address information required by the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA).

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