But, with a laugh and an apology, Newell responded that she knows she is leaving Safety Town and other programs she handled in capable hands.
“(Safety Town) has been a fun program. That has been a blast. The hottest of hot summers and pouring down rain and all sorts of fun stuff,” she said. “One of the coolest things has been working with my Safety Town kiddos.”
She even worked Safety Town when she was seven-months pregnant, which was fun and crazy, Newell said.
“I’ve been out there so long that I have kids who went through Safety Town with me and then they’ve been volunteering with me, which is just absolutely incredible,” she said.
Newell said she’s going to miss her job and she’s going to miss working with the people not only in the community but also in her office. All of those relationships and experiences that have helped shape her will surely help her shape the relationships between law enforcement and school districts on the statewide level.
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