The Washington Police Department is continuously looking for new ways to improve community engagement, and on Wednesday, the Washington Township United Fund helped move forward with that vision.
Jeffrey Alexander of WTUF presented a check for $5,000 to fund ongoing improvements in their Community Resource Officer program. By setting a high standard for outreach among officers, Washington police have doubled their department’s DARE program, and are constantly looking for new resources to help the community. This is particularly the case for their youth.
“We are doing this because we know we have to reach the kids,” says Chief Mike McCoy of Washington Police. “Kids are the only way you’re going to be able to make a change… and so by allowing us to get tools for them.. notebooks, pens, papers, things like that, that could help them as they go through grade school.. help them see the officer in school, and knowing that the police are their friends, we could have an impact on them in the future.”