Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Wakefield Police Department Receives Donation of 1,000 Activity Books for Children
The books were designed and donated by Sharon resident Roberta Saphire, who works with police departments to create a compilation of games and activities for children to enjoy. Saphire coordinated with Lt. Scott Reboulet to bring the books to Wakefield.
Each “Police Officers Are Our Friends” book is customized to include specific members of the Wakefield Police Department, along with places and events in town. The guided activity book is designed to not only educate children about the department, but to foster relationships between young citizens and police.
The department’s elementary school resource officer will distribute some of the books to students, and additional copies will be available in the station’s lobby.
“I’d like to thank Roberta and Lt. Reboulet for collaborating to create these fun, informative activity books for our youth,” Chief Smith said. “Now children will be able to learn more about the men and women who serve this community.”
Saphire has also worked with the Sharon Police Department to create activity books for children in town. She hosts a local television show, “The Law, Your Money, and You!” that informs the public on a variety of topics, including state laws, scams and identity theft, and tips for small businesses.