Community Engagement Programs

Project Child Safe Free Gun Safety Locks

Project Child Safe LogoProject Child Safe is a program that helps ensure safe and responsible firearm storage by providing FREE gun safety locks with instruction and recommendations. More than 30 million Americans use rifles, shotguns, and handguns for hunting and target shooting. When these guns are not being used, they must be safely and securely stored to protect our children.

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Eddie Eagle

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety. Eddie and his Wing Team are on a mission to help you teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun…

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BullyingDefinition: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.Bullying includes threatening or attacking someone physically, verbally spreading rumors and/or intentionally excluding someone from a group.

Heat “Help Eliminate Auto Theft”

New Heat LogoThe Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is proudly participating in a state-wide program sponsored by the Virginia State Police to prevent auto theft. We are urging everyone to help us in our efforts to have a safe community by practicing the suggestions listed below and/or by calling 1-800-947-HEAT / Sheriff’s Office (757) 514-7840.

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Stranger Danger

Stranger DangerStranger: Someone you do not know or have not met before. Danger: Something that may or will cause pain, injury, harm or kill.
Stranger Danger: A phrase used to describe a person who may take, harm or kill you.
Reminder: “Stranger Danger” not only refers to someone you do not know but can be anyone including friends and/or family members who make you feel uncomfortable, try to take you without your parent’s permission, threaten you or try to harm you in any way.

Pool Safely

Pool SafelyPool Safely is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the country to reduce child drowning and entrapment in swimming pools and spas.  To Pool Safely means adopting critical water safety steps to ensure that a great afternoon at the pool doesn’t turn into a tragic one. Learn more about the campaign below.

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Child ID/Fingerprinting

EZ Child IdThe Suffolk Sheriff’s Office Child Identification Program is a service provided to the citizens of the City of Suffolk FREE OF CHARGE for the protection of our most valuable asset, our children. The ID card includes child’s photo, video, and fingerprints, name, address and date of birth. The parents or guardians are presented with the ID card and specific instructions on storage. This card could be instrumental in the recovery of a lost child. To receive a FREE ID Card for a child or to check the schedule of events, please contact the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office at (757) 514-7840.

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