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Police Present Escape School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2002
Press Contact:  
Gina Javier
(650) 991-8296
   
DALY CITY POLICE TO PRESENT
'ESCAPE SCHOOL' TO CAPACITY CROWD


School Assembly Part of Child Safety Program, a Make A Difference Day Project

Daly CityPhoto Opportunity? YES. Over 450 school children and their parents will assemble at Fernando Rivera School Gym on Thursday, October 24th, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., to learn lifesaving tips on how children ages 5 to 15 years old can avoid being abducted. The presentation will also instruct parents what to do if an abduction occurs, to increase the safe return of their child. The school is located at 1255 Southgate Avenue, Daly City.

Event organizers said all available seats were reserved two weeks ago. "Escape School" is presented by the Daly City Police Department, in affiliation with the Service Corporation
International (SCI) Escape School, a program designed to give parents and children a proactive means to combat their fears.

In observance of Make A Difference Day, the DCPD, in partnership with the Volunteers in Daly City program, will provide child identification record (scanned fingerprints and photographs on floppy disks), this Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Serramonte Center near Target Stores.

Also part of Daly City's Child Safety Program, volunteers will also make a difference in the lives of children this Saturday when they provide DNA LifePrint kits to about 600 Daly City residents (proof of residency will be required). This Make A Difference Day project will be offered at two sites: at Serramonte Center near Burger King, and at Fire Station 93 on Martin Street in the Bayshore neighborhood.

For more information on "Escape School" and the Child Identification program, contact the DCPD's Community Policing Unit at (650) 991-8106.

For more information on the DNA LifePrint kits, contact Carol Simmons at (650) 991-8029.

For more information on Make A Difference Day in Daly City, call Gina Javier at (650) 991-8296.