Rangely police chief joins Law Enforcement Organization to steer kids away from crime

RANGELY | Last month, Rangely Police Chief TiRynn Hamblin became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and violence survivors nationwide, including more than 90 law enforcement leaders in Colorado. For nearly 25 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members have spoken out in support strategies proven to reduce crime by preparing kids for productive lives.

“For 15 years I have served in law enforcement,” said Chief Hamblin. “In that time, I’ve come to realize that the best way to reduce crime is not by making arrests, but by preventing it from happening in the first place. And, when young people get the right start in life, we see greater achievement and less crime. That’s why I joined Fight Crime: Invest in Kids: to support evidence-based policies and programs that steer children towards productive lives and create safer communities.”

Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids promotes smart, bipartisan state and federal solutions to reduce crime, such as evidence-based voluntary parent coaching programs for new parents that prevent child abuse and neglect; high-quality early childhood education that increases educational success and graduation rates; stronger K-12 education goals and after-school programs that give kids a clear path toward productive futures and away from crime; and proven coaching programs that strengthen families and get troubled kids back on track.

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