Bus Stop with a Cop is a community outreach event focused on building relationships with the students and parents of the Canton community. The event takes place at a bus drop-off point after school. Officers interact with school children and provide plenty of fun, games and food.
The purpose and goal is for police officers to build trust and positive relationships with children in our community. Additionally, the police department’s mind-set is for young people to not be scared of officers, but to know men and women in uniform are here to help everyone in the community, and will be there for their families in a time of need. The police department plans to continue this important program once a month through the 2017-18 school year at various bus stops in every segment of the city.
“We are extremely excited about this outreach partnership with the Cherokee County School District,” Chief Mark J. Mitchell said. “Just like our Read with a Cop and Partnership for Mentorship programs, we believe it is vitally important for our officers to connect, engage and build trusting relationships with the diverse group of students in our schools and community. Our organization feels this is a critical part of our community policing philosophy and will allow this agency the opportunity to cultivate an atmosphere of valuable trust with those we serve.”
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