Partnership Aimed at Strengthening Police-Community Relationships

DeKalb County Public Library and the DeKalb County Police Department are joining forces this summer to launch two special programs. The programs—Safety with a Cop and Read with a Cop—are designed to strengthen police-community relationships by bringing you and the police who serve you together.

Read with a Cop is for children. Officers will read a book and give a tour of a police car to kids who attend the activity. The purpose is to build good, trusting relationships between the officers and your children.

Safety with a Cop is an adult program. You will have an opportunity to meet police from your community in an informal atmosphere to discuss your safety concerns, find out how you can better protect yourself, your home and family, and to forge stronger ties with the officers.

Sheila O’Rear, Public Education Specialist at the Police Department’s South Precinct, helped plan the programs. “Our goal is to keep our families engaged about the importance of safety and to reinforce the relationship between community and law enforcement. I believe that interaction is always the best teacher!”

The programs are scheduled for July and August at several DeKalb library branches. For details, click here or pick up a program schedule at your neighborhood branch.