The Summer Saturday program at Freeman Playground last Saturday (July 1) featured several members of the Helena-West Helena Police Department, including Chief Patrick Smith. Officers explained the various pieces of equipment they carry as part of their uniform, emphasized the importance of getting a good education, and explained how to stay safe during the Fourth of July holiday while playing with firecrackers. The children also got to meet one of the city's canine officers and all children received a junior police badge.

The Summer Saturday program at Freeman Playground last Saturday (July 1) featured several members of the Helena-West Helena Police Department, including Chief Patrick Smith. Officers explained the various pieces of equipment they carry as part of their uniform, emphasized the importance of getting a good education, and explained how to stay safe during the Fourth of July holiday while playing with firecrackers. The children also got to meet one of the city's canine officers and all children received a junior police badge.