McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available for request from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities.

Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, has for many years, provided local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits to classrooms if a teacher makes a request. A visit by a police officer presents a good opportunity for children to learn about public safety from a respected source.

The National Crime Prevention Council endorses the McGruff kits, which provide a fun way to learn about safety. Each kit contains a personal identification section, complete with a fingerprinting kit, to help parents keep an up-to-date file on their child. More than 900,000 kits have been delivered by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Any teacher interested in having kits distributed to their class will need to contact their local law enforcement agency. Anyone with questions about the program may call Lori, 651-463-6234.

A member-owned, not-for-profit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 112,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. Dakota Electric, your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, serves its member-owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.