SPD’s new treasure hunt program for kids sure to ‘rock!’

by | July 10, 2019 11:10 am

Last Updated: July 10, 2019 at 10:59 am

In an effort to strengthen relations with area youth, Swainsboro Police Department continues to sponsor programs that will help form a bond between law enforcement and the citizens they serve.

In addition to SPD’s annual Shop with a Cop event, the department is implementing a new way to strengthen relations with local youth by hosting their inaugural Treasure Hunt for Kids!

Specifically for children between the ages of 5 and 12, the program will consist of 25 painted stones containing the acronym “SPD” on one side and an officer’s badge number on the other. Each stone will be hidden by these officers throughout the City of Swainsboro.

Clues to find the stones will be posted periodically on the department’s Facebook page. These clues will hopefully help children locate the stones that have been carefully hidden by officers.

Once a stone is located, the finder is to follow the instructions on the stone and take it to SPD to redeem a prize for their efforts. Prizes can be redeemed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the police headquarters.

In addition, the names of the winners to find these rocks will be placed on a list. At the end of the program, the list of names will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize!

This program, sponsored by the SPD, will last throughout the entire month of July.

The department started posting clues on July 2, so stay tuned to its Facebook page!

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