Emelyne Tan won a NATIONAL POLICE DEFENSE FOUNDATION Annual "Operation Kids" scholarship Award
By Post Wednesday, May 14 2014 @ 10:02 PM EDT
We all understand that Police officers act as someone can assist with the safety and citizen’s welfare at all circumstances, while law enforcement is a job at its own principal. They assist people and keep our communities safe as it is about enforcing the laws and catching the criminals. Fighting crime is an important role for all law enforcement; it is not the most prevailing, and many people didn’t see that they are that important. Their jobs are as real and as dangerous as we can imagine. They spend a lot of time involved in the places where cover non-law enforcement service, while spending more time patrolling the communities to keep criminals out of the sights.
Every day, we hear news about officers injured in the line of duty, or even died in the line of duty. Their family and friends have just lost a big part their life. We, as citizens, will any of us ever think about these officers got injured because not only they are doing their jobs, but better yet, they are putting their life on the line to protect us and our communities.
When my dad introduced me to National Police Defense Foundation, I didn’t pay much attention in the beginning, but the more I understand, the more I wanted to get involved. This organization not only compensate our officers while they got injure in the line of duty, but also compensate the family while an officer has died at the line of duty. Finally there is a program, the Safe Cop program can support our officers while our officers protecting us. Another program from NPDF, such as “Operation Kids” is also a wonderful program, which they assist officers’ family members for kids operation expense. The more I know the more I wanted to get involved.
Therefore, together, Ms. Yin Long (my dad’s friend) and I created a handbook called “Child’s Safety Handbook” and is now pursuing at the China
Government. I have not heard any feedback from the government yet, but I think this will be the first step in teaching the children in China how to protect themselves and understand what they can do and cannot do while they are outside the house or inside the house; what to do when strangers approach, what to do if being abducted, what happen when adults are not around to help, etc…I can go on and on with the list. Most of the families lived in small villages in China have very little information on child’s safety. Most of them are not well educated. I am using my talent, drawing and painting, and with my Photoshop skill to create this easy way for these parents as well as for the children to understand what safety is all about. Although I didn’t have every piece of the safety information that should be included, it is a start for me. Perhaps, with the help of NPDF, I can include a lot more information in the handbook.
Our children are our future, I didn’t have much information provided to me when I was a child, but only from adults spoke to me about safety. The handbook should be easy to read and understandable for the children, but it is also interesting for parents to read along with their children.
If there are other ways that I can do to assist this organization; I will to the best I can now and in the future.
I wanted to thank Mr. Joseph Occhipinti at the National Police Defense Foundation to give me this opportunity to express myself and my involvement.
For all the wonderful work that your organization has done, I can’t wait to hear more about it in the newsletter.