GPD, GFD to participate in Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center event

The Gatlinburg Police Department and Gatlinburg Fire Department will be participating at the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center’s Fun and Safety Day Back to School Bash on August 5.

The event will be held on the campus of Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

“This is another avenue where we can educate our community’s children that law enforcement is a resource they can count on to protect and serve them throughout their lives,” Gatlinburg Police Chief Randy Brackins said.

At the Fun and Safety Day, which is free and open to the entire community, school aged attendees will be able to receive a backpack and school supplies, while supplies last, as well as learn safety lessons and participate in fun activities with the community partners. Hotdogs, chips, drinks and snow cones will also be served.

“Being able to interact with our community’s children and teaching the importance of safety lessons about things around their homes and schools that they encounter every day is one of the most important things the Fire Department can do,” Gatlinburg Fire Chief Charlie Cole said.

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is a private, nonprofit corporation chartered with the State of Tennessee to serve the 4th Judicial District, consisting of Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson & Sevier Counties. For more information about the organization or event, contact Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center by telephone at (865) 774-1777 or by email at

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