Retired Crime Fighter Takes a Bite out of Crime in Retirement

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Dave and Ronni Krieger dedicated their first careers to the community; Dave retired from the Clearwater Police Department after 32 years and Ronni retired from teaching 2nd grade after 36 years.

Phase two of the journey to serve the community continues on, but this time together, as they bring their passion for kids and safety to groups in three counties.

Dave shows up dressed as McGruff the crime dog while Ronni teaches kids about personal safety. The first part of the presentation includes DVD programs and follow up lessons for No! Not Me, Not Ever! (abduction prevention), McGruff and Faux Paux (internet safety), and McGruff®’s Bully Alert. For PreK there is All About Strangers.

The second part of the presentation is the McGruff® Fingerprint and Identification program where they use an all digital system to create forensic quality fingerprint cards and ID cards with photos. “Parents need to be prepared to help law enforcement find missing children and just as important, children need to learn about how they can stay safe,” says Dave. “It’s unfortunate that we need to do this, but we do.”

For information on bringing this licensed program to a school, church or community group in Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties, go to or call (727) 365-7866. For Pinellas County, contact Cathy Nalven at (727) 235-4936.

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Written by Pamela Settle, owner of Light Shine Media Group and publisher of GoodLiving® Magazine. All Rights Reserved. No part of this blog may be reproduced without permission.

GoodLiving Magazine® is printed six times a year for families in Pinellas County, Florida, home to municipalities including Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Largo and St. Petersburg. The densest county in Florida, population is near 1 Million people. Past issues are available for viewing digitally on the website.

As an advocate for children and families, Pamela Settle serves as the local committee chairperson for The Children’s Movement of Florida, a non-partisan advocacy organization that works on behalf of the well being of children throughout the State of Florida.

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