LPPD & Big Brothers-Big Sisters Partner for "Bigs In Blue"
April 18, 2017
The Lower Paxton Township Police Department will join the Bigs in Blue program this month. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and the LPPD will launch their partnership on April 19th at 1:30 p.m. at the police station. This forward thinking initiative will allow local police officers to act as mentors to the students in their neighborhood – bridging the gap between the youth and law enforcement.
Officers, children and family members will gather to celebrate the new one-to-one relationships supported by BBBS of the Capital Region. Students will have the chance to tour the police department, explore the inside of an official cruiser with an opportunity to navigate the lights and sirens. Family and friends are encouraged to take photos and enjoy light refreshments.
Amy Rote, Vice President of Programs for BBBS of the Capital Region will be in attendance as well as David J. Spotts, Director of Public Safety for Lower Paxton Township. During the launch Mr. Spotts will speak on the importance of mentoring and the Bigs in Blue partnership.
As one of the nation’s largest mentoring networks, BBBS helps children achieve positive measurable outcomes. This includes educational success, avoidance of risky and delinquent behaviors, improved relationships, high aspirations, and greater confidence. Additionally, the Bigs in Blue program will incorporate life skills and the importance of positive relationships. LPPD is proud to further our community engagement mission by partnering with BBBS in this important project.