Safety is in the cards for kids who meet Morton Grove Park Police
Park Police Coordinator Norm Stromberg
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:15AM
MORTON GROVE — This summer each Morton Grove Park Police Force officer is carrying a different safety card and distributing them to youngsters at parks and other village facilities.
Children will be encouraged to meet all of the village’s officers and collect as many cards as they can. Any youth who collects at least five of the different safety cards and completes a “Park Safety Form” will then receive a special reward from the Park District.
Park Police Coordinator Norm Stromberg said in a news release: “The goal of this program is for my officers and I to interact with as many kids as possible to educate or re-educate them on the importance of safety. The kids will have fun as they learn important safety procedures while trying to collect all the cards.”
The Park Police Force is responsible for protecting the safety of all Park District patrons and properties, as well as enforcing all federal, state, county, village and Morton Grove Park District laws and ordinances within the Park District.
“The Park Police want all of our park users to feel safe while enjoying their leisure time,” the release stated. “Park Police Officers inspect the interior and exterior of each park building and regularly inspect playgrounds for vandalism and graffiti.”
“Although they work every day throughout the year, the Police Force is more visible to the public in the warmer months when they patrol the pools, softball fields, summer concerts and many other activities both by car and on foot.”