Members of the Nacogdoches Police Department recently began a program to foster positive contacts with school age children in Nacogdoches.
NPD officers began last week contacting school students at bus stops around the city, giving away pens, pencils, erasers and granola bars. Officers target different areas of the city, with no specific schedule.
“This program is designed to initiate positive contacts with the children and develop good relationships in an informal setting”, said Nacogdoches Police Chief Jim Sevey.”In the first week, officers contacted 411 children”.
The contacts were made at over 100 different locations in the city.
The department plans to continue this program during the school year.