Steven W. Tompkins



safety Tips For Kids

Here are some very important safety tips from Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins that you should know. These tips could help you and your family during an emergency. Please review these tips with your parents and other family members often.



  • Make sure that you know your full name, address (city & state) and phone number.
  • Dial 9-1-1 in case of any emergency. Tell the person on the phone why you are calling.

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  • Guns, knives and needles are very dangerous
  • NEVER touch them, no matter where you find them.
  • Leave them alone and get an adult or call 911 right away. Tell the operator who you are and what you have found.
  • If someone tries to give you drugs, say no and tell an adult.
  • Always let your parents know where you are.
  • Never take rides from strangers.
  • If you are ever scared, yell for help.

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Sheriff’s Department Safety Tips coloring book.

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  • Never play with matches or lighters.
  • Always be careful near a stove, open flame or a heater.
  • In case of a fire, never try to put the fire out yourself. Call 911 from a safe area.

For more information on youth programs please call:

Lieutenant Abe Ayuso
Communications & External Affairs Division
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 704-6652
Fax: (617) 704-6750


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