An Old Dog Teaches New Tricks about Safety to Preschoolers
McGruff the Crime Dog and VCU Police visit the VCU Child Development Center
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Representatives of the VCU Police Department visited pre-school students at the VCU Child Development Center on Oct. 19 as part of an ongoing effort to teach young children about safety and to promote a positive relationship with the children.
Officer Tanika Troublefield and “McGruff the Crime Dog” met with two groups of children, all between the ages of two-and-a-half and five.
Troublefield read to the children and passed out coloring books and stickers in the shape of a police badge.
The children talked about police officers, firefighters, teachers and other adults who work to keep them safe.