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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2013

Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Office: 623-882-7663
Cell: 480-243-4723 
LKutis@goodyearaz.gov
 
Goodyear Police Department partners with Litchfield Elementary School District to “beef up” Police Presence

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Goodyear Police Department in partnership with the Litchfield Elementary School District has adopted an innovative approach to Community Policing. Recently, a new police sub-station pilot program was established at Mabel Padgett Elementary School in an effort to increase police presence and visibility on the school campus. “With the increase in school violence nation-wide, it only makes sense to take a proactive approach to increase police visibility on school campuses,” said Police Chief Jerry Geier. “Officers will be using the Mabel Padgett Elementary School sub-station to make calls and write reports during their shift. In addition, this is a great opportunity for officers to interact with students in a positive manner,” said Chief Geier. Mabel Padgett Principal Gina De Coste brought the idea to the Goodyear Police Department who welcomed this partnership. “The safety of our school children is a priority for both the school district as well as the Goodyear police department,” said Principal De Coste.

WHO: Goodyear Police Department and Litchfield Elementary School District

WHAT: Police sub-station established at Mabel Elementary School

WHEN: Daily, during school hours

WHERE: Mabel Padgett Elementary School 15430 W. Turney Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395

CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 623-882-7663 or email with any questions or for an interview.

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