Norwich Police provide valuable youth training programs

Norwich school children have earned their awards

A busy Summer for Norwich children full of fun and learning

This has been  a busy summer for many Norwich school children. Some have gone to camp, and on vacations with their families.     The Norwich Summer recreation programs have also kept many children busy with sports programs. The Norwich Police department has had a unique role in Summer activities for children through some courses designed to educate kids and also provide a pleasant place to be on a hot summer day.

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Photos and some info provided by Norwich Police


Thoroughly enjoyed instructing 20 Norwich youth during the 6-hour babysitting certification course sponsored by the Norwich Police Department and the Norwich Rec.


They are having a blast

Learning how to use a fire extinquisher

Learning to change a diaper on Teddy

Diapering and Feeding

Another separate safety related training was conducted at the Family Place (see below)

The Norwich Police Department conducted a 2.5 hour Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training for the Family Place today. Thank you for the opportunity to come and present, and for your continual efforts to stay up to date on current best practices in safety.

This training is extremely important to ensure safety

The following grant application announcement was mentioned at the Norwich Select board meeting held on  Aug 22, 2018.  I thought it would be relevant to include it here also.

In June of 2018, the Norwich Police Department, Marion Cross School, Norwich School Board and SAU #70 collaborated together to author a grant application for the State of Vermont School Safety Grant.  The grant, authorized by Governor Phil Scott, allowed schools to apply for an award of up to $25,000 to cover the costs of interior and exterior door locks, indoor and outdoor public address systems and other similarly related infrastructure upgrades designed to improve the safety and security of Vermont students.  The average award allotment distribution was $16,00 per district however, the full Norwich grant proposal was accepted as submitted and as such, we were allotted $24,873.75 of the possible $25,000 allotment.  This grant will allow the Marion Cross School in collaboration with the Norwich Police Department to make the necessary infrastructure modifications to increase and enhance the safety of our students.


As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, School days bring congestion: School buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.

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