In an effort to keep our children safe, the Blountstown Police Department is implementing a new program called ASAP.
ASAP stands for After School Active Patrolling. The objective of this program is to identify our youth who may be coming home from school, who may stay at home during the summer, and/or who may have parents that work odd hours that are “home alone” for brief periods of time.
“By identifying this group of children, the Blountstown Police Department will concentrate and increase its patrol efforts in these areas,” says Chief Rodney Smith. “The officers will establish relationships with this group of children and their parents, so our officers are known to the families on a first name basis. By implementing this program, we strengthen our mission of keeping our neighborhoods safe.”
The Blountstown Police Department will coordinate with the local schools to distribute forms for participation.
Forms will be sent home with the students to be completed by the parents who reside in the City of Blountstown. Families who wish to participate in this program will need to return a completed form to the Blountstown Police Department. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Please contact the Blountstown Police Department at (850) 674-5987 if you have any questions.