May 14-20 is National Police Week. Our Nashville personal injury lawyers want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to local law enforcement officers for their hard work and sacrifices that keep our communities as safe as possible.Let’s take a look at five reasons we should appreciate our Nashville law enforcement officers.
Nashville Police Spearhead the El Protector Program
Nashville police created the El Protector program to comprehensively integrate the police department’s philosophy to engage Nashville’s Latino community. The aim is to minimize DUI, crime, and traffic fatalities. It keys in on assisting those with limited English speaking abilities. The program also provides public education through interactions with the Latino community rather than concentrating on enforcement measures.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Since 2009, members of the Nashville Metro Police Department, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nashville Fire Department have rolled up their sleeves to donate blood and help those in need at the Battle of the Badges blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross. Last year the sheriff’s office had 339 donors, the police department had 268 donors, and the fire department had 70 donors. This National Police Week, they hope to top it.
Nashville’s police department provides the GREAT program to students in grades 4 through 8. GREAT is an acronym that stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The purpose of GREAT is to help the youth avoid the allure of gangs and live crime-free.
The Nashville police department has participated in countless community outreach programs. Officers have worked with nonprofits ranging from youth mentoring organizations for vulnerable inner-city kids to the city’s Strengthening Families Program and efforts conducted by the Department of Children’s Services. The goal is to connect with at-risk youth so they do not fall prey to negative peer pressure and commit crimes.
Andrew Jackson Youth Camp
For more the half a decade the Andrew Jackson Youth Camp has been helping at-risk and underprivileged Nashville youth by offering a summer camp program. For 6 weeks total (3 weeks boys / 3 weeks girls), 50 kids ages 8-12 are invited to attend camp free of charge, Monday – Saturday. During camp. police officers of the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order act as camp counselors; encouraging responsibility, crossing of cultural divides, and also, fun!
Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are at Your Service this National Police Week
Just like local law enforcement officers cannot keep accidents from happening, neither can our legal team. At Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law, we know that an auto accident or any other type of accident that causes harm will undoubtedly rock your world.Let our expert Nashville personal injury lawyers handle the legal details of your case.
We will sweat all the subtleties so you can focus on regaining a sense of normalcy. Let our team advocate on your behalf in your quest for justice.
Contact us today by calling (615) 422-2222 to get the ball rolling on your case. We are ready to take your call 24/7.