DeKalb Police are inviting residents to join them for their first annual back-to-school safety festival. 
Photo: Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/

Get ready for the new school year with DeKalb safety festival

With the new school year quickly approaching, DeKalb County’s police department is making sure students are caught up on safety preparedness.

The department is hosting a free back-to-school safety festival, Safety Jam, on Aug. 4. Families will be able to learn more about safety and health opportunities in the county and school system, according to a social media post from Dekalb police.

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Residents at the event have a chance to meet with County Commissioner Mereda Johnson. Live music will also be featured.

The safety event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Redan Recreational Center, located at 1839 Phillips Rd. 

DeKalb students head back to school on Monday, Aug. 6.

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