Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 13, 2006

For more information, contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023


The Exchange Clubs of Memphis and Shelby County will celebrate Crime Prevention Month with a special luncheon at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus, on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 11:30 a.m.

This has been an ongoing project of the Memphis Exchange Clubs for many years. All 5th graders in Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools were invited to participate by writing a 50 word essay on “How to Take A Bite Out of Crime”. If they were in the City Schools they were writing as Police Directors and if they were in County Schools they were writing as a Sheriff. Entries were sent to the Exchange Club and the committee narrowed the pool to 8 from the City and 8 from the County. The eight finalists from City and County schools were invited for interviews with Exchange Club members and law enforcement officers. Four winners will be awarded: Jr. Chief of Police, Jr. Deputy Police Director, Jr. Sheriff and Jr. Chief Deputy. Their parents and School Principals have been invited to the luncheon. This year our Keynote Speaker will be Judge Tim J. Dwyer, General Sessions – Criminal Court, Division VIII, Drug Court.

The Exchange Club has four major emphases: Americanism, Community Service, Youth and Child Abuse Prevention. The month of October is National Crime Prevention month. This project allows us the opportunity to place emphases on both youth and law enforcement. We want our youth to grow up to be productive citizens of the community in which they live. We have had former winners to go on to be very active in law enforcement and their community.