MANSFIELD -- The annual Child Safety Identification Program “Safe Surfin” will be held at the Richland Mall on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center Court.

"We encourage the community to come out and meet the officers who protect and serve your area on a daily basis," said Mansfield Police chief Keith Porch.

This event is held in collaboration with the Lexington Moose Lodge #2511 and will include representatives from the 179th Air National Guard Unit and MANCI as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies.

This event is a free and officers will put the child’s information, fingerprints and pictures on a CD (disc) to give to the parents for safe keeping. No information on the child is kept by the officers or any other agencies and children of all ages are welcome to participate in the event.

There will, also, be a police K-9 present to do demonstrations throughout the event.

If anyone has questions, contact Sgt. Jon Ahles of the Mansfield Division of Police at 419-755-9740.

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