The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office will take a new approach to interacting with and educating children this summer as the department launches its first Safety Town program. The Safety Town program, modeled off similar events hosted in Guilford County, Concord and Huntersville, aims to teach 4- to 6-year-old kids the essentials like stranger danger and pedestrian, traffic, fire and bicycle safety. “We wanted to do more with younger (kids),” Cook said. “That was something we felt like would be good to bring to Davidson County.” According to deputies Roger Cook and Melissa Cannady, Safety Town’s organizers and the county’s D.A.R.E. program leaders, the four-day experience will allow kids in the community to get exposure to local law enforcement and learn basic safety in a fun and hands-on experience. “It’s fun and interactive, but it also introduces them to law enforcement at an early age, so we can build that trust with the community, with the parents and with the kids,” Cook said. The Sheriff’s Office will host the program at two elementary schools in August. The first run of the program will take place Aug. 5-8 at Welcome Elementary School. The following week, Aug. 12-15, Saf...