06/03/05 05-062

06/03/05 05-062


June 03, 2005

Subject:     SFPD Poster Contest Award Presentation June 7

There will be an award presentation to the grand prizewinner of a citywide school poster contest on reducing gun violence on Tuesday, June 7, at AptosMiddle School,

105 Aptos Street
Ocean Avenue
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Over 750 students from ten public middle schools participated in the contest, submitting posters on the subject of reducing gun violence.  The grand prizewinner will receive an Apple I-Book laptop computer, with each school’s prizewinner being awarded an I-Pod.  Five runners-up will receive a $25 Borders bookstore gift certificate.

The contest was the effort of the San Francisco Police Department, in conjunction with the Project SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Neighborhood Program, and the Northern District of California U. S. Attorney’s Office.  The goal of Project SAFE is to create safer neighborhoods, particularly in the Bayview, Ingleside and Northern police districts, by reducing gun violence and to aggressively prosecute those who commit crimes with firearms.

Some of the winning posters will be displayed throughout the city to help stem gun violence.

For more information, please contact:

Lieutenant Colleen Fatooh
SFPDSchoolResource Program

Officer Tom Lovrin
School Resource Officer

850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]