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Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Safety Fair

The Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Safety Fair hosted by Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon in partnership with TRIAD held on August 10, 2011 at the Belle Isle Casino (Casino Way & Sunset Drive) was geared toward our community’s most precious commodity—our youth and senior citizens.  The action-packed afternoon featured bingo, food, entertainment and fun for kids including law enforcement trivia quizzes and prizes.  While there was plenty of toys and giveaway prizes to go around, the most important thing shared was information that could save lives. 

The Safety Fair is vital to the community because according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in the United States, approximately 72% of all deaths among adolescents aged 10-24 years are attributed to injuries from only four causes: motor vehicle crashes, all other unintentional injuries, homicide and suicide.  In 2009, 32% of high school students had been in a physical fights in the past 12 months, 18% had carried a weapon in the past 30 days, 11% had made a plan about how they would attempt suicide in the past 12 months, and 10% never or rarely wore a seat belt when riding in a car. 

Representatives from TRIAD, DPD, DFD, DEA, ATF, FBI, WCPO, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, City of Detroit, County Executive Robert Ficano’s Office and WC Homeland Security joined Sheriff Napoleon in presenting them with a range of educational and safety tools to enhance their quality of life.  Sheriff Benny Napoleon doesn’t want any of our youth or seniors to fall victim to crime and health challenges so he’s committed to arming them with what they need to know to stay safe and feel secure.