Accident and Injury Prevention Programs
The White House Police Department's accident and injury prevention programs for children include:
- Safe Kids Coalition of Tennessee
- Risk Watch
- Fit Youth for a Strong America
- Captain Street Smart
Wheels in Motion
The White House Rotary Club and White House Police Department have teamed up in support of their "Wheels in Motion" project. Wheels in Motion promotes and rewards young citizens who exhibit good character traits and citizenship. This program helps raise awareness of the Rotary Club's motto, "Service Above Self." The bicycle award is just another example of the club giving back to the community that it supports. The Police Department provides the helmet to the award recipient in support of its accidnet and injury prevention programs.
D.A.R.E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Education
D.A.R.E. was established in Los Angeles in 1983 to help the police educate the young people of their area in regards to drugs and violence. D.A.R.E. is now in almost every state in the United States and 43 countries around the world. The D.A.R.E. program started in White House approximately 10 years ago and it has influenced thousands of children in our area. This year alone there were over 250 5th grade students that graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. is a community based program that needs the support of the police, educators, and parents to work. To learn more about D.A.R.E., please go the national website.
Shop with a Cop/Firefighter
White House City employees from several different departments participate in an annual bowling fundraising tournment for the fire and police department "Shop with a Cop" program.
The police department organizes the event in cooperation with the White House Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. A $12 entry fee goes towards the fundraiser, and each player donates ten cents a pin for their three game average score.
The Shop with a Cop program pairs local police and firemen with at-risk kids in the community to go shopping at Wal-Mart for Christmas gifts.
The White House Police Department and the White House Fire Department plan to expand and enlarge the program over the next few years as more employees are hired. Donations can be made at Farmer's Bank in White House.