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The mission of the Officer Bob Program is to promote social responsibility and non-violent behaviors in children and youth, as well as adults. The
program seeks to
prevent violent acts through education and public
First through the Officer Bob Kid's Program, which is a school and youth-based agency recognition and educational
annual award will be presented to youth in the communities and surrounding areas where Bob served as a police
officer. The award will recognize students who overcome the challenges
of today by displaying many of the following
characteristics: respect for others and authority, responsibility, compassion and empathy for others, self-discipline, good citizenship, and honesty along with displaying courage and perseverance.
The program eventually hopes to
provide educational materials on these behaviors to schools and other youth agencies.
Secondly, the program will carry on Bob and his wife Toniís advocacy for children
and safety issues through influencing public opinion and the funding of programs that support crime
prevention, victim rights, along with children, youth, and school
programs. The efforts of the program will also endeavor for
fundamental changes to improve the justice system, a
national database of offenders including parole and probation
violators, as well as to secure funding for the development of other technology which allows law enforcement to track and
apprehend offenders before they commit additional crimes.
Finally, through this web site, media, and other programs, the Officer
Bob Program will strive to increase the publicís awareness and
education on the
social responsibility of each and every person to help prevent homicide and other violent acts before they occur.
A homicide occurs every 34 minutes in the United States (FBI statistic 2001). This problem will not go away without the dedicated help of everyone to make our communities safe. Together we can spare other families the heartache and tragedy the Etters and too many other families