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Allen Police Department and Local Jack and Jill Chapter Host Teen Education Event
African American teens had the opportunity to meet with police officers and learn more about law enforcement encounters.
By: Jack and Jill of America Inc. N. Suburban Dallas
Working with Sergeant Jon Felty from Allen, host mothers Kim Benton, Tracey Banks, Bernadette Adams Davis and Misty Tippen planned the event to give the 16 teens who attended an opportunity to discuss recent police incidents and how they and their friends can be prepared for any encounters with officers.
The department hosted the event at the Allen Police Training facility on Greenville Avenue and made three officers available to share insights with the group and answer questions, as part of their community engagement efforts.
Using videos from nationally covered incidents as examples the officers talked to the teens about how to handle traffic stops and other encounters for the safety of themselves and the officers.
About the North Suburban Dallas chapter of Jack and Jill of America
The North Suburban Dallas chapter (http://northsuburbandallasjackandjill.org) is comprised of members living in Plano, Carrollton, Allen, Richardson and other communities in the northern suburbs. Members plan leadership development, philanthropic and civic activities for their children and contribute to the community by hosting events, fundraisers and donation drives to benefit all children.