Mt. Hope students partner with Bristol police to create PSA series

Mt. Hope High School shared this photo of media communication students with Bristol police officers.

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) — Students at Mount Hope High School joined with Bristol police to create a series a series of public service announcements.

School officials said students studying media communications created informational videos for the police department that are still in use today.

Back in 2021, the same students partnered with Bristol police to create a recruitment video for them. The school said the partnership began growing from there.

This past February, media communications students partnered with the department to create new PSAs about provisional licenses, texting and driving and white lines.

“Student involvement in projects like this creates a sense of community pride and provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills to a real-world, industry problem,” said Assistant Superintendent Diane Sanna.

Students at Mt. Hope High School have also partnered with the Warren Police Department and Maria Ursini of the Warren Prevention Coalition to produce videos.

“The students were truly engaged and took the responsibility of traffic safety champions and I salute each of them, including their teacher Mr. Brian Latessa. Thanks for making a difference,” Coventry Police Chief Lynch said.

Those interested can watch all the videos produced by the media communications students here.

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