The Dunkirk Police Department again this year will be involved with the Police Department Reader Day Program. The program started at School # 7 on December 1st and will continue with one Elementary School each Month thru March. Police Officers will visit all the Elementary Schools and read books to the children. As part of this program the Officers also spent time with the children explaining the Job of a Police Officer and answering any questions the children may have. The children at School # 7 greeted the Officers with a bottle of water and a pack of Extra Gum because they wanted to thank us for going the Extra for them. They also prepared thank you cards for the Officers to take back to the Police Station and hang on the bulletin board.
This program has helped to build a positive relationship with the children and let’s them be familiar with Police Officers in a positive setting. The program will help to make children more comfortable with Police Officers and hopefully build positive relationships in the future as well.
We again want to thank the City of Dunkirk School District for working together with the Police Department on our programs in the Schools.