Roswell training officer, McGruff visit Girl Scouts

February 18, 2014 • Local News

A group of local Girl Scouts learned about safety when they met with Roswell Police Department Recruiting/Training Officer Lisa Brackeen on Friday.

Officer Brackeen spoke with the youngsters about safety issues, such as wearing seatbelts, and “stranger danger.” She also raised the point of minding parents.

“It’s important [auth] to listen to your parents,” Brackeen said. “Your parents aren’t trying to be mean when they say ‘no, you cannot go with your friend to that place,’ they just want you to be safe.”

Brackeen was joined by McGruff the Crime Dog. Some of the Girl Scouts’ eyes grew wide at seeing McGruff enter the room, while one shrieked in fright.

The scared young girl quickly warmed up to McGruff, gave him a ‘high-five,’ and had her photo taken with the crime dog.

The Girl Scouts each received a reusable water bottle. The safety presentation was a joint effort between the Roswell Police Department and the Roswell Neighborhood Watch.

Additional information regarding the Roswell Neighborhood Watch may be obtained by contacting Richard Lucero 622-7233.

To request a presentation by Officer Brackeen, call 624-6770, ext. 108.

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