U.P. Police Chief Pat Burke invites you to mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 9 for a special “Conversations with the Chief” featuring guest speaker Pierce County Det. Sgt. Lynelle Anderson. The event will run from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Civic Building’s City Council Chambers (3609 Market Place W., Ste 300).
Anderson will discuss the important topic of how to keep children safe from sexual predators, given that:
- An estimated 60% of perpetrators of sexual abuse are known to the child but are not family members, e.g. family friends, babysitters, child care providers, neighbors, etc.
- About 30% of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are family members.
- Only about 10% of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are strangers to the child.
- Approximately 30% of sexual assault cases are never reported to authorities.
In addition to having worked in Law Enforcement for 27 years, Det. Sgt. Anderson is also a dedicated mother and grandmother and is passionate about protecting children from predators.