Dayton police make pinwheel garden for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Dayton police officers and CARE House representatives planted a pinwheel garden in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The blue pinwheel garden was planted in front of the Dayton Police Department’s Safety Building at 335 W. Third St.

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“April every year is designated as [National Child Abuse Prevention Month] for police departments and social workers around the nation,” Sgt. Justin Poe said. “So, it’s not just a local thing. It’s a nationwide thing we participate in.”

Poe and other members of the department’s Special Victims Unit made the garden with CARE House, a child advocacy group that serves families and victims of abuse.