LMPD visits elementary school to create positive relationships with police
"The horse I'm not scared of, but the dog I'm scared of," student Samiya Taylor said.
The goal is to form positive relationships with police at an early age.
The first stop in the tour targets kids in district one. It's a visit organizers say is critical to achieving safe neighborhoods.
"I think it's a great thing for them to see the other side of law enforcement and we're out here to help them and protect them," officer Milton Santos said.
The program was launched by Metro Councilperson Jessica Green. With unrest over police actions making national headlines, the councilwoman says it is important for children to have an understanding that police are there to protect and serve -- not just make arrests.
"When there's a vehicle in the water, then the divers have to dive into the water and save the person," explained student Sherman Smith.
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