Bensalem Launches Public Safety Trading Card Contest for Kids
The Bensalem Township Police Department and Bensalem Township Fire Rescue Trading Card Program has returned for 2023! This program is designed to develop communication and interaction between members of the Police Department, Fire Department and young Bensalem Township residents. This is a great opportunity for the children to meet and get to know the First Responders that serve their community.
Members of the Bensalem Township Police Department, Bensalem Township Fire Rescue and Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo have trading cards with their name, position, and photograph on the front portion of the card. The back of each card contains a brief biographical statement. Children (grades K to 8th) are encouraged to collect all 103 trading cards by approaching Police Officers and Firefighters and asking for their card.
The trading card program will also help familiarize our younger residents with the names and faces of our officers and firefighters, so that perhaps in a time of need, it is easy for them to reach out to ask for help.
The following prizes will be awarded once all 103 trading cards are collected by an individual and are verified by Bensalem Township Police Department:
1st Place – Sony Playstation 5
2nd Place – Apple Watch
3rd Place – Apple AirPods Pro
Also, any township school that is not represented by the top three winners will have a separate contest. The first student to collect all 103 trading cards, in that school, will receive a prize or gift card. A minimum of 14 prizes will be awarded during this contest.
We understand that it may take some time to collect each card since our patrol officers work rotating shifts, may be off duty, or in training. It is important that children only approach officers when they are not actively involved in a police call such as a car stop, interviewing witnesses, or directing traffic. Children are encouraged to wave down officers and firefighters to obtain a trading card.
Trading cards will be available beginning Thursday, February 9th and the contest will end by Friday June 9th or until all prizes have been awarded.
Participants can either print out a checklist from the Bensalem Township Police Department’s website (bensalempolice.org),download the attached PDF or they can pick up a copy of the checklist when they visit the police department while on the hunt for trading cards.
Once you have collected all 103 trading cards, contact Lorrain Ely (215) 633-3674 or Lt. James McGinty (215) 633-3721 to set up an appointment to have your cards verified.
Members of the Bensalem Township Police Department, Bensalem Township Fire Rescue and Mayor DiGirolamo are looking forward to our interactions with the youth of our community and we appreciate the support that Bensalem Township residents have provided and continue to provide to our First Responders!
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