Blog | September 29, 2017

Members Agree: Early Education is Key to a Safe and Prosperous America

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members across Maine imagine the implications of a nation without early childhood education.

Maine law enforcement leaders agree that early education helps establish a successful and productive society. It is the foundation of ensuring that children receive the tools they need to grow into able adults.

Our members envision a world where children are denied this opportunity:

  • Chief Dick LaHaye of the Searsport Police Department says that without early childhood education, “Our children will not have the necessary tools to become successful in their lives.”

    Chief Dick LaHaye of the Searsport Police Department says that without early childhood education, “Our children will not have the necessary tools to become successful in their lives.”

  • Chief Mike Tracy of the Oakland Police Department says that without early education, “Kids are denied their greatest advantage.”

    Chief Mike Tracy of the Oakland Police Department says that without early education, “Kids are denied their greatest advantage.”

  • Sheriff Joel Merry of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says that without early childhood education, “Kids will be more likely to drop out of school.”

    Sheriff Joel Merry of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says that without early childhood education, “Kids will be more likely to drop out of school.”

  • Chief Michael Sauschuck of the Portland Police Department says that without early education, “We are in danger of losing a generation to substance use disorders!”

    Chief Michael Sauschuck of the Portland Police Department says that without early education, “We are in danger of losing a generation to substance use disorders!”

  • Chief Dan Jones of the Gorham Police Department says that without early education, “There will be fewer connections with our youth!”

    Chief Dan Jones of the Gorham Police Department says that without early education, “There will be fewer connections with our youth!”

  • Chief Jim Toman of the Gardiner Police Department says that without early ed, “Children will have a harder time as an adult.”

    Chief Jim Toman of the Gardiner Police Department says that without early ed, “Children will have a harder time as an adult.”

  • Sheriff Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office acknowledges that without early childhood education, children may grow up to be residents of his jail.

    Sheriff Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office acknowledges that without early childhood education, children may grow up to be residents of his jail.

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