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“As one of San Diego’s oldest family-owned businesses, we are proud to partner with the Police Foundation and the SDPD in creating a safer San Diego.”— Keith JonesPrincipal, Ace Parking

San Diego Police Department Receives Specialized Bicycles from Ace Parking

Chief of Police William Lansdowne, along with Keith Jones, Principal of Ace Parking and AG Spanos, CEO of the San Diego Chargers held a press conference announcing the gift of 18 specialized patrol bicycles to the San Diego Police Foundation for use by SDPD and the Special Events Unit.

The new, specialized bicycles are equipped with technology and enhancements to support the officers. They are easy to maneuver and important for use in large crowd settings such as sporting events and community gatherings and also increase direct officer-to-community communication and interaction, which are key components to the SDPD’s community outreach policing approach in San Diego. Most recently the bicycles were used in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium during pre-game tailgating, which attracts thousands of fans for hours prior to the game. The officers can easily navigate the crowds and traffic and utilizing the bicycles enhances the connection between the officers and fans with the goal of creating a safe experience for all. The parking lot at Qualcomm is managed by Ace Parking and the bicycles also support the large Ace staff with crowd control and parking management.

“A strong, collaborative partnership between businesses, the San Diego Police Foundation and the SDPD is valuable in building a far greater and more direct connection between the department and the communities they serve,” states Sara Napoli, President & CEO of the San Diego Police Foundation.

The 18 bikes, valued at over $15,000 is a gift from long-time law enforcement supporter and San Diego Police Foundation board member, Keith Jones, Principal of Ace Parking. “As one of San Diego’s oldest family-owned businesses, we are proud to partner with the Police Foundation and the SDPD in creating a Safer San Diego,” states Keith Jones, Principal of Ace Parking.


"To keep kids safe online, law enforcement needs the help of informed adults and children."— SafetyNet

SafetyNet in Primetime on NBC! Sunday Aug 12th – 6:30 pm

SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Choices®, our Internet safety program for teens and parents, makes its long-anticipated leap to television during a half-hour special report on NBC San Diego this Sunday immediately prior to the Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics!

6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 12
NBC – Channel 7

Sponsored by ESET, this program features our own Darlene Kanzler and SDPD’s Sgt. Chuck Arnold representing San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as well as other guest speakers. Following this launch program, commercial spots will carry the message of SafetyNet to parents of teens throughout San Diego August 13th through December 15th. Also, a full-minute spot will provide Internet safety tips every Monday morning during the 6 a.m. morning news on NBC. Look for a thirty-second spot featuring ESET, SDPF and Assistant Chief Solis throughout the campaign. The call to action in all of these messages directs viewers to visit the SafetyNet site: www.smartcyberchoices.org, where parents can access the eLearning guide and learn how to keep their kids safe online.

The campaign is called Calling All Parents: Keep Your Kids Safe Online. We are grateful to ESET, NBC San Diego, and Departure for support and donated services that made this parent outreach program possible. We thank all our SafetyNet supporters, particularly Verizon and the AT&T Foundation for their generosity.

For questions, please contact Darlene Kanzler at:
Darlene@sdpolicefoundation.org
(619) 232-2130


"To keep kids safe online, law enforcement needs the help of informed adults and children."— Darlene KanzlerSafetyNet Director

SafetyNet®’s Darlene Kanzler quoted in the Union Tribune

SafetyNet® manager Darlene Kanzler discusses cell phone dangers for kids in the article “Sexual predators using cellphones to prey on kids”.


SafetyNet® Reaches 50,000 San Diegans!

2011 saw a tremendous amount of growth with the Police Foundation’s SafetyNet® program. With today’s wired youth, the demand for the program is ever-increasing through out the San Diego region.

To date we have been able to bring this vital crime prevention program to over 41,000 San Diego middle school students and 1,045 educators in assemblies at their schools. Our classroom programs have reached over 5,000 students and 200 educators. In partnership with the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, we presented to over 4,000 area parents and foster parents. We appreciate all of the support that allows us to teach kids how to be safe online.

In 2012 SafetyNet®, Smart Cyber Choices Parent Workshop became available online at http://www.smartcyberchoices.org/elearning/. This guide allows busy parents to learn how to keep kids safe online, at their own pace and on their own schedule. To reach the greatest number of people with this important information, the eLearning Guide will be available in Spanish this Spring.

The Police Foundation is planning to embark on a mass media campaign to carry the SafetyNet message to more parents because of a marked increase in cyberbullying being observed by counselors in local schools. By continuing school assemblies, the Police Foundation will keep the program local, relevant and geared to what kids are experiencing in San Diego.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Darlene Kanzler at (619) 232-2130 or email darlene@sdpolicefoundation.org.


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