PELHAM, N.Y. - Officer Phil will visit Pelham's Hutchinson Elementary Thursday to help students become more comfortable around police officers.
The Officer Phil Program is in its 38th year of providing school safety programs to local communities. The program will begin with an introduction of Pelham Police Officers in attendance.
"It’s important for the children to know that the officers are friendly and approachable," the organization said in a news release. Through magic tricks and discussions, the children will be taught safety rules and good values such as kindness and respect, and the building blocks of friendship.
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