Rich Coleman, Chapter Director
P.O. Box 13052
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113
, a Certified Crime Prevention Practitioner, is helping the PTC
lead the fight against violence and indecency in both television and video games in the Southeast Michigan community and beyond.
Founder and leader of the "Washtenaw Knights
", a crime and drug prevention musical group formed in 1991, Coleman's dedication to making the world a safer place for our children has certainly not gone unrecognized.
In October 2000, the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan
selected him as the "Outstanding Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year.
Additionally, the FBI
with the Director's Community Leadership Award in 2002.
Educated at Eastern Michigan University of Interdisciplinary Technology, Coleman has served on the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety for 12 years as Public Safety Coordinator, responsible for crime, fire prevention and media relations.
In August 2001, Coleman launched "Prevention Corner", a television program that airs in more than a million households on Ann Arbor's Community Access Television.
The program focuses on violence, substance abuse prevention, parenting for prevention and the impact of negative music and video games on youth.
PTC chapter played a crucial role in getting state representatives to pass legislation protecting children from violent video games.
is very passionate about his
role as a PTC Chapter Director saying: "The broadcast airways belong to us, the citizens of this community and the utterances of blatantly profane words do not represent our community values ….We must stop this proliferation of profanity on our airways, particularly when children are likely to be watching."
Chapter Director Rich Coleman hosts a radio talk show on 1600 AM WAAM
In July 2007 Rich Coleman
hosted a radio talk show on 1600 AM WAAM.
This was a great opportunity to promote his work for the Parents Television Council which he did with great enthusiasm.
To listen to Rich
and Tim's interview click here.
Surrounded by law enforcement officers, from LR in the center, State Senator Hanson Clarke, PTC SE Michigan Chapter Director Rich Coleman, Governor Jennifer Granholm, State Rep Kathy Angerer
PTC Southeast Michigan Chapter Director Rich Coleman thanked The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre and MacGillivray Freeman Films for making this screening free for local families.
"This is a unique opportunity to experience Michigan's
largest IMAX Theater for free with a movie that the entire family will enjoy.
Family entertainment is difficult to come by today, that is why the PTC
works to partner with companies like MacGillivray Freeman Films
Those who came to this event will learn about some of the good guys in the entertainment industry and what families can do to fight those who show no concern for the adult content they put forward when children are in the audience," said Coleman
Pictured is Mrs. Denise Mack, Secretary Harvest Elementary School, Saline MI with chapter director Rich Coleman.
That raised concerns with departmental community coordinator Ritchie Coleman who serves on the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Parents TV Council, a national group concerned about content in television, movies and the video game industry.
Video-game sex, violence spurs call for regulation (Interview with PTC Michigan Chapter Director Rich Coleman) - The Ann Arbor News