Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Floyd County Adopt-A-School Program
Implemented by the Kentucky State Police
(Floyd County, KY) - The Adopt-A-School program continues to grow as Floyd County becomes the second school system participating in the Post 9 area. The Kentucky State Police has forged a partnership with the Floyd County Board of Education, Department of Transportation and the Family Resource Centers to implement an Adopt-A-School program in Floyd County.
Opening ceremonies were held at the Adams Middle School today. Officials of the Kentucky State Police attended the ceremony along with Robbie Thompson and Greg Couch of the Department of Transportation and the faculty and students of Adams Middle School. The students were addressed by Assistant Principal Ted George and Trooper John Hunt.
This program will consist of each grade and middle school being adopted by a Trooper working in the schools community. The Trooper will make irregular visits to the school to walk through the halls, drive through the parking lot, eat lunch, conduct security checks at night or just visit with the students.
We feel this program will create a positive influence on the children of our community and provide a safer school environment. The students will be able to develop friendships with the Troopers allowing them to talk about their problems. It should also deter criminals from preying on the school and our children.
The Floyd County School Board has supplied each Trooper with computer and telephone access. The computer will be loaded with the new CRASH system developed by the Kentucky State Police. The CRASH software allows the Trooper to work collisions on a computer generated form, which expedites the process in which citizens receive their collision reports. This software also enables the Kentucky State Police to identify high collision areas and factors contributing to these collisions. Therefore, we can focus our attention in these locations for education or enforcement to increase traffic safety.
The Department of Transportation assisted the program by making road signs, which will be posted, in front of each school bearing the name of the Trooper adopting that school. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Trooper Scott Hopkins, Kentucky State Police 606-433-7711.