Suffolk County Police Officer Sabrina Pitch in the Amityville Union Free School District during the week of Jan. 23, speaking to students in first- through third-grade about the role of the police in the community.
Officer Pitch reviewed with students the different parts of her uniform and turned on her radio to let students hear a live call. She also discussed what constitutes and emergency for calling 911, and gave stranger danger tips. With third-graders, she also led a discussion on bullying.
The goal of the program was to teach students how to make good choices and give them a positive interaction with a police officer at a young age. Officer Pitch, a member of the Community Relations Bureau, said the idea for the presentation at Northwest was made by Amityville Memorial High School students following a recent community forum.
“We hope that the students feel more comfortable with the police and know that we are here to help them and keep them safe,” she said.