Mesa Police Department Hosts 'Take 25' Event

May 18, 2010

Take 25 minutes to talk to your child about safety.On Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, the Mesa Police Department, with assistance from the Mesa Fire Department, will host Take 25 at the Superstition Springs Mall.

Take 25 is a program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The goal of Take 25 is to heighten awareness about children's safety issues.

With a focus on prevention, the campaign encourages parents, guardians and other trusted adult role models, to take 25 minutes out of their day to talk to kids and teach them ways to be safer. Just a few minutes of prevention information can make a huge impact in the life of a child.

There will be information on Internet Safety, Water Safety, Car Seat Placement, Child Safety and what to do in the event your child goes missing. In addition to the Mesa Police helicopter, motorcycles, Command Van, DUI Van and K-9, several community organizations will be attending:

  • Herpetological Society
  • YMCA
  • Salt River Project
  • U.S. Postal Inspectors
  • Streetlight Phoenix
  • The Masons
  •  The Mesa Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Safe Kids
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CASA
  • Maricopa County Health
  • Guardian Protection Services


Have your children fingerprinted, photographed and bite casts done free of charge. Having this is crucial in the event your child goes missing.

Arizona Idol finalist Angela Anne Flores will kick off the event with a song about child safety.  Please join us in helping make our children and community safer.



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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