the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Twp of Washington NJ, The Township of Washington Police Department is proud to announce the first edition of the “Township of Washington Police Cop Card” program. This program furnishes the Township of Washington Police Officers with baseball type trading cards. The front of the cards will have the officers photograph and the back of the card will contain a short biography of the officer, as well as a personal message to the children from that officer.
The Cop Card program is for children in grades Kindergarten to 8th grade, which does not mean that children of other grades and ages cannot collect the cards. In fact, children of all ages are encouraged to participate.
The Cop Card program is designed to help familiarize the children with the Police Officers in the community as well as establish a trusted bond between the children and the officers. By the officers personally handing out these cards, children will seek out officers and help start to break down the proverbial wall and possible fear that children may have about speaking to an Officer. We are trying to have the children in our community feel comfortable enough to seek out a Police Officer when a parent/guardian is not around if they feel or experience something that they feel isn’t right.
In order to keep the children interested in collecting the cards, when they collect all of the officer’s cards there will be a drawing for various prizes at the conclusion of the program. For all the rules/guidelines to this program, please click the following link https://www.washtwppolice.org/the-township-of-washington-p…/