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MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION BEING PALS WITH LOCAL STUDENTS Kids look up to police officers, so

BRINGING SENSORY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES TO KIDS

we aimed for an A+ by bringing our

To increase understanding on how to

throughout the district. Partnering

special needs, our officers planned a

officers straight to elementary schools with Fairfax County Public Schools for the Police at Lunch in Schools (PALS) program, our officers arrived in time

for school lunches, aiming to build a

foundation for future interactions inside and outside of school. During one visit, seven-year-old Anais Knight told an

officer about a speeding problem in

her neighborhood. Traffic Enforcement Officers later visited her community to

help reduce speeding, helping even the

58,987 Dispatched Calls

best interact with residents who have Community Sensory Day. The event was sensory-friendly, allowing officers to

talk to parents and caregivers about our training and interactions with people with special needs. Officers collected

160

DWI Arrests

information from families about loved ones with special needs in case they

go missing. Attendees spent time with

therapy dogs, did crafts and got to know the officers who patrol their community.

7,798 Citations

youngest of residents feel safer.

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