Teddy Cops program encourages Katy ISD special needs children

Police officers can be intimidating to special needs children, so Luis Santiago, Katy Independent School District police officer, is changing that, one teddy bear at a time.

In a surprise Teddy Cop visit to a classroom at Wolman Elementary on Thursday, October 8, Santiago presented students with teddy bears that wore blue police uniforms. The Teddy Cop program began in 2015. Since then, Santiago has distributed more than 2,100 bears. He said police uniforms can scare children, and working to get past that fear is important. He took a knee as he handed out the bears and explained that police officers are friends.

“If we can teach them not to be afraid of the person in the uniform, we just made their life easier and made the officer’s life easier because now we’re learning about autism, how to interact with children with autism, how to communicate,” Santiago said.

He explained

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Traffic cops use IPL memes to educate motorists on rules | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: To improve road safety, Cyberabad traffic police took to social media to educate citizens on traffic rules, the IPL way.
In a series of tweets on social media titled ‘Road safety lessons from IPL 2020’, Cyberabad traffic cops used quirky IPL memes to spread traffic awareness.
Mohammed Khaja, traffic constable, Cyberabad social media team, a sports enthusiast, is the brain behind the memes.
“We earlier tried to post traffic rules on Twitter but it hardly got noticed. So, on seeing the trend of memes, I used it as an opportunity to make people discuss traffic rules in a more engaging way,” said Khaja.
On September 21, day after Delhi Capitals won the super over following a tie with Kings XI Punjab in IPL, Khaja posted a meme: “There is no Super Over in our Life to get another chance. Follow Traffic Rules. Save Lives”.
“After we started sharing more
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