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Sandusky police reach out to teens

Andy Ouriel • Oct 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Police administrators recently printed 600 copies of the department’s first ever “Respect Booklet.”

About eight officers compiled information during the past year to complete the 34-page handout.

Every seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade student attending Sandusky High School will receive a booklet in the coming weeks. Sandusky school resource Officer Chris Rankins will spearhead lessons on topics such as driver’s license rules, curfews and sexting.

More importantly, Rankins plans to teach children about police officers wanting to work with students to create a positive relationship.

“We are not out to target (teenagers and students), even though a lot of them think that’s what we do,” Rankins said. “I don’t want them to be afraid of me just because I’m a police officer. I’m there to help.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register and check out a PDF of the booklet below.

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