The Safetypup® Puppet was created in 1985 in our Research and Development Department. During development, NCSC contacted Jim Henson of Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street, Muppets, etc.) for help with the designing of the Safetypup® puppet and character. Mr. Henson offered the services of his head designer, Bonnie Erikson, who spent 3 days at NCSC helping us fine tune the puppet.
Safetypup® was introduced on television and in newspapers across the nation.
More than 9,000 Safetypup® puppets has been distributed throughout the United States through schools as well as police and sheriff departments since 1985.