With school nearly out and summer now upon us, the Prince Albert Police Service would like to encourage parents, guardians, and caregivers to talk to their children about safety around strangers.
Families are encouraged to talk about safety as children of all ages spend time outside enjoying the nice weather over the next few weeks, at public events and in areas with reduced supervision.
Children are reminded to walk or ride on well-known routes and stay in well-lit, public areas when out alone. Children should only cross the street at marked crosswalks and are encouraged to use the buddy system and travel with a friend or with a group whenever possible.
The Prince Albert Police Service actively investigates all reports of suspicious incidents involving children, including speaking with neighbours and pedestrians and reviewing available security camera footage from the area. Children should always report any activity that makes them uncomfortable to a parent or trusted adult.
Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to contact police immediately, and if possible, make note of the make and model of vehicle and provide a description of the suspect or suspects involved, including height, hair colour and clothing.
The Prince Albert Police Service encourages all parents, guardians, and caregivers to have healthy discussions with their children about safety to ensure a safe and happy summer for all.