by Chief Todd Foreman
The Town of Bedford Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the diverse community we serve. We act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness to build trust. This is the mission statement of the Bedford Police Department. We strive to build trust by working in partnership with our diverse community. The Bedford Police Department is dedicated to working with the children and teens of our community and providing them with a safe environment to grow and reach their dreams.
The Bedford Police Department wants to provide many ways to interact with the children and teens of our community. Bedford’s Cop Camp is one of the biggest activities in which we partner with the Bedford County Sherriff’s Office. This is a free week for children ages 9 to 14 to come and spend a week with officers and deputies. During this week they learn about the equipment police officers use, dangers of explosives, K9 officers and enjoy many other fun activities. 2015’s session of cop camp boasted 275 registrants. During this week relationships are built so children and teens see the officers as people who are approachable and no longer the “scary person” in a uniform.
The Bedford Police Department partners with all members of the community to build relationships with our community’s children.
- The Bike Patrol Officers patrol the Town taking time to stop and talk with members of our community. In addition to patrolling are Officers are available upon request to make presentations.
- Officers are certified in Child safety seat installation so upon scheduling a time, we can install the seats for those in need. Officers are available provide demonstrations and regarding traffic safety and the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
- Speaking engagements can be supplemented with interactive demonstrations such as an airbag simulator or simulation of Driving under the influence and distracted driving using a golf cart.
- Officers are available to make presentations upon request of any organization or group.
Anyone interested in a presentation by a police officer please contact Lt. Spencer at 540-587-6090.
For more information, visit their Kids Page.
Kids Coloring Pages – right click, view image, print!