NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD will join other law enforcement agencies at the Orleans Parish Communications District’s Second Annual 9-1-1 Children’s Day, scheduled forFriday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chief Warren E. McDaniels 9-1-1 center, 118 City Park Avenue.
9-1-1 Children’s Day was developed to teach children the importance of knowing when and how to dial 9-1-1 using a hands-on, interactive approach. About 500 students from Benjamin Franklin Elementary, St. Peter Claver, Audubon Charter and Nelson Charter schools will be in attendance for this year’s event.
Interactive presentations will be made by the NOPD’s Tactical Team and Mounted Division, as well as a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog. Other presentations include the New Orleans Fire Department’s Safe House and a fire truck, EMS ambulances, and the Audubon Institute Bugmobile. A tour of the 9-1-1 center, lunch and educational giveaways are also included.
Media interested in covering the event should contact the OPCD Public Information Office at 504-671-3911.