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Make Your Kids Safer in Kennewick Saturday

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -This holiday weekend Kennewick police say you can make your kids safer.

Police officers will be at Southridge Sports Complex from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. passing out copies of 25 Ways to Make Kids Safer, a brochure that explains how parents should take 25 minutes to talk to their kids about potential dangers, such as when walking to school or taking public transportation.

However, Mike Blatman, crime prevention officer, says it shouldn't be a one-time discussion.

"We have to remind them. It's no different than when they go to school. You go to school and do things repeatedly. It becomes part of your life. It becomes that natural thing to do.">

During the event Saturday morning, children can join the My ID Club and receive their own ID safety card. Police will have also have SWAT equipment at the sports complex and the DARE Music Machine.

   For parents, patrol officers will test car windows to see if they meet the state code for window tinting.