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Students and Parents: Naperville Police to offer college safety presentation July 18


As many new college freshmen are getting ready for move-in day on college campuses across the nation, the Naperville Police Department wants to be sure that parents are sending off their young adults with the necessary knowledge and skills to keep themselves and their property safe.

Department personnel will present “Safety for the College-Bound Student” at 7PM on Thursday, July 18, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. The seminar for college freshmen and their parents combines drug and alcohol education with critical personal safety information.

Look for signs to direct families to the meeting room inside the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. (PN File Photo)

“This is a great opportunity to learn how to be safe while on campus and away from home,” said Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres. “Naperville is a very safe community and because of that our children can develop a false sense of security. This class will help students learn strong crime prevention strategies and make them aware of some of the dangers of campus life and how to safeguard themselves.”

Presentation has two distinct areas of focus

The first part of the program will educate students and parents about drugs, alcohol and the law. Presenters will talk frankly about the temptations and challenges that may face new college students and help students understand the potential legal, personal and academic consequences of the choices they make.

The second part of the program will concentrate on personal safety and arm the students with the knowledge and skills needed to keep themselves and their property safe.

Questions about the presentation may be directed to NPD Crime Prevention Specialist Jim Pacetti at (630) 548-2967.

News release submitted by Public Information Office for the Naperville Police Department.


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