LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police officers took a break from patrolling the streets on Wednesday to hit the schools.

Officers with the Shively Police Department hope to spread some goodwill at Cane Run Elementary School. They're sharing stickers that look like police badges, bracelets, crayons and coloring books.

Officers say they're on a mission to break down barriers by meeting with the youngest people they serve.

"If they need something they can come and talk to us," said Officer Preston Eisenback. "They shouldn't be scared of us. We're not there to lock them up if they don't eat their green beans. We're here to help the kids if they have questions or need someone to turn to. We're here to help protect and serve them and their families."

The Shively Police Department will meet with nearly 1,600 kids over three days as part of its community outreach.

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