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Class offers safety tips for kids home alone

Tigard Police are enrolling students in May 31 course


The Tigard Police Department is offering boys and girls across the city the chance to take charge.

Police are currently enrolling children ages 8 to 11 in its popular “When I’m in Charge” class, which helps them learn tools they need to stay safe when they are home unsupervised.

The two-and-a-half-hour class is being held Saturday, May 31, at Tigard City Hall, 13125 S.W. Hall Blvd.

Children learn about first aid, emergency situations and indoor and outdoor safety. The last half-hour of the class includes a session with children and their parents.

The class is great for children with working parents, said Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police Department. With summer vacation fast approaching for students across the city, students should know how to handle situations and watch out for younger siblings while their parents are away.

The class is taught by Tigard Police Officer Kristan Rinell, a certified safety instructor.

The class is $20.

Registration forms are available online at Tigard-or.gov/In Charge.

Completed registration forms may be emailed to jim@tigard-or.gov, faxed to 503-718-2645 or dropped-off at the Tigard Police Department, 13125 S.W. Hall Blvd.

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