The Daphne Police Department, along with the Mobile FBI and The United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama, announce they will be hosting Successful Tips for Youth on Law Enforcement Encounters, also known as S.T.Y.L.E. The S.T.Y.L.E program will take place at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Daphne on August 13th 2015. This program is specifically tailored for high school students, who will participate in several mock scenarios on how to engage law enforcement. These scenarios will include instructions on how to respond when approached by law enforcement officers while driving a car, on the street or at home. Additionally, in order to afford students with the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the split-second life or death decision law enforcement officers make on a daily basis, they will also have the opportunity to observe their chaperons participate in the FATS Simulator, which is a life sized video firearms training tool used by law enforcement. The program will conclude with the students participating in a roundtable discussion about the day’s events over lunch with individual officers.
The Daphne Police Department, United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown and the Mobile FBI feel that law enforcement and the community it serves must "bridge the gap" with the recent events across the country. These tragic events can occur in smaller cities and rural areas as well as metropolitan areas. The Daphne Police Department would like to commend Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile FBI, Robert F. Lasky, and all of the agents and employees of the Mobile FBI along with Kenyen R. Brown, Southern District of Alabama United States Attorney, for their help in bringing this program to Daphne and the Macedonia Baptist Church.
This is an invitation for all media to cover the story. The program will begin at 9:00 am on August 13th and will last until approximately until 2:00 pm. Due to limited space, the program is full and not open to the public. The address is 902 Daphne Ave, Daphne, Alabama. We all hope to bring this program back to Daphne at a later date.