Champlin Crime Prevention Fund

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Creating a safe community is one of my major priorities as Champlin City Councilman. Our brave officers and the staff that support them work relentlessly every day to promote a safe environment for us to live. Unfortunately, for most of us, an interaction with a police officer may not always be a welcome experience. If a traffic violation is your biggest concern, count your blessings. Everyday our officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect us from the worst that life has to offer, and they are often called on to save a life.
From a reduction in personal injury traffic accidents to general crime, keeping our city safe is not just a job for the police department. It requires residents to act responsibly, the community to work together, and a greater awareness in our neighborhoods to prevent senseless crimes.
I was recently reminded by a resident of the loss of their four-year-old daughter due to a driver running a red light. My heart goes out to the family, as I am sure any parent would agree that their children are more precious than anything on this earth. It is a sober reminder that any reason you may have to run a red light, fail to stop at a stop sign, or driving while intoxicated utterly crumbles in comparison to the loss of a loved one. It may not be your loved one that will fall victim, but act responsibly knowing that somebody’s whole world that could be taken from them by a reckless driver. Please drive with alertness, abide by all speed limits and traffic signs, and, for the love of God, do not drive intoxicated or text while at the wheel.
-Ryan Karasek

One small way that you as a resident can help promote a safe community is to support the Crime Prevention Fund. Please go to  http://www.champlincrimeprevention.org/ for details on how this organization is dedicated to you and your families safety.