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Heritage Creek
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PRESS RELEASE FROM HCPD

On August 24th, 2014 representatives the Highview Fire Department conducted Fire Extinguisher training for employees of the City of Heritage Creek Police and Maintenance Departments. This valuable training included: extinguisher types and the P-A-S-S rule of Point Aim Squeeze & Sweep. Each employee participated in putting out an actual controlled fire with one of three different type of extinguishers. This valuable training will aid the Police Department in proper deployment of the fire extinguishers, located in each of our police cars.

Special thanks to the Men and Women of the Highview Fire Department Station #3 for their OUTSTANDING training support in helping us to continue to strive in meeting our professional training goals!

ALMON PERRY
Chief of Police
City of Heritage Creek


The Heritage Creek Police Department partners with Project ChildSafe and the National Shooting Sports Foundation to Promote "S.A.F.E. Summer across America" Campaign

Heritage Creek, Kentucky, June 26, 2014 - The Heritage Creek Police Department today announced it is partnering with Project ChildSafe and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to promote the "S.A.F.E. Summer Across America" campaign. The campaign will focus attention on the importance of safe firearm storage, particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended.

NSSF is implementing S.A.F.E. Summer to further spread the message of Project ChildSafe and help prevent firearm accidents, theft and misuse. "S.A.F.E." serves as an acronym for Store your firearms responsibly when not in use; Be Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns; Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner and Educate yourself and others about safe firearm handling and storage. The effort is focused on providing education and tools that helps gun owners take responsible action to keep their families and communities safer.

"If you own a firearm, respect it and secure it," said Almon Perry, Chief of Police of the Heritage Creek Police Department. "Proper storage is the number one way to help prevent firearm accidents in the home; it has an instant effect in making homes and communities safer, and saves lives."

In addition to the Heritage Creek Police Department, NSSF is working in partnership with local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation to distribute safety kits, including a gun lock, to firearms owners throughout the U.S. as part of the S.A.F.E. Summer Across America campaign. Educational materials and resources are also available through the Project ChildSafe (www.projectchildsafe.org) website and social media, with tips on safe firearm storage, brochures, and information on the variety of safe storage options available.

NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. The program has provided more than 36 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. That's in addition to the more than 60 million free locking devices manufacturers have included with new firearms sold since 1998 and continue to do today.

Project ChildSafe was originally supported by federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2008, when this funding was cut, the firearms manufacturing industry has solely funded the Project ChildSafe program through the members of NSSF.

The Heritage Creek Police Department has a limited number of FREE gun locks for our residents. Please stop by city hall and receive your FREE gun lock today. Lets keep gun safety always in mind by keeping them secure.

Chief A. Perry

The Heritage Creek Police Department is proud to announce that they have become equipped with two First HeartStart AEDs. This new equipment will allow us to quickly respond on medical emergencies that involve a heart attack. As of Janaury 22, 2014 all officers assigned to the police department became certified in CPR, AED and basic First Aid from an accredited CPR instructor.


 

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