Chief Keith Davis of the Moss Point Police Department visited the Moss Point Alternative Learning Center(ALC) on Nov. 8,2012 to help launch a new behavior program PBIS(Positive Behavior Intervention Support). This program referred to as P.A.W.S. teaches students what is expected of them in all situations and locations while attending school. P.A.W.S., an acronym developed for the Moss Point School District, stands for Prepared, Accountable, Well-behaved, and Safe.
Chief Davis began his speech by introducing himself and shaking the hand of every student present and asking his or her name. Chief explained the purpose of the introduction is "to get to know each student in a positive way." He went on to share some of the experiences from his childhood that were not so positive. He explained how the murder of his father caused him to decide to devote his life to positive actions and led to his career in law enforcement. He stressed the importance of students making good decisions each day and taking responsibility for their own actions. He went on to state "everyone can be a success if he/she chooses to be." Chief Davis ended his visit by promising that Officer Lewis Montgomery of Community Relations would be back several times to visit and check on the progress of each student. He was also accompanied by: Jermaine Flaggs, CSI; Officer Anthony Brachear; and Detective Johnny Jefferson.
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