Boise police officers educate refugee families on resources, safety

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 19:45:44-04

As the Boise community becomes home to more and more refugee families, the police department has made it a priority to teach incoming refugee children vital safety tools.

The police department created a refugee liaison position ten years ago, currently filled by Officer Dustin Robinson.

Tuesday, Robinson and a group of officers plan to meet with refugee families at the Arbor Crossing apartment complex in Boise, in an effort to educate young refugee children about how to dial 911, the importance of stranger danger, and what to do if you spot a gun.

Another goal of the exercise is to demonstrate to incoming refugees they can trust local law enforcement in the Treasure Valley.

In addition to the refugee population, the Boise Police Department is working to create a friendly relationship with the entire community.

They regularly schedule meet-and-greets with Boise neighborhoods where you can sit and have a cup of coffee with cops in the area.

You can stay up-to-date on upcoming events by following BPD on twitter or Facebook.