Being “at bat” with the police department doesn’t always have to have a negative connotation.
The Chillicothe Police Department is urging kids up to 8th grade to hit a home run as they collect baseball cards.
This is a new way for officers to get involved with their community.
The CPD has 11 officers on their force and they are challenging kids to collect all 11 baseball cards.
“I think it’s a message of togetherness really of our community,” Chief Scott Mettille said. “The police department, the fire department, every body in the community working together, being together and just coming up with different ideas to do that.”
To do so, they have to meet the officers while they’re on the job.
The chief of police says it’s a great, fun way to continue to build positive relationships.
“It is neat to see over the years how everybody is kind of coming together,” Mettille said. “So it is enjoyable. I know the officers have liked it. It’s just something new that we’re doing and we’ll see how it goes but right now, it seems like it’ll be a lot of fun.”
Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 kids who complete the challenge and of course everyone wins, since they get to keep their collection.
To see Chillicothe’s original Facebook post, CLICK HERE.