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.
Toys for Tots Campaign
The White House Police and Fire Departments participate in and support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program each year by designating each of its buildings as donation drop off sites. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Citizens are encouraged to participate by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at either location: Police Department at 303 N Palmers Chapel Road or Fire Department at 416 Hwy 76. For further information on how to obtain toys for a family in need of support, visit www.toysfortots.org.