APD Annual Reports - 2015 Annual Report - Page 16

Center Stage 16 MAY Program A s the national dialogue consumed the country on police-community relations, the department seized the opportunity to take a critical look at what programs and initiatives could be put into place to ensure that Arlington’s overall community health remained strong. Having a solid foundation with the city’s youth translates into greater trust and improved neighborhood vitality. The department invested heavily into a new initiative called, “Mentoring Arlington Youth” (MAY) Program. Patrol Lieutenant Tarrick McGuire developed the program after running into an adolescent that he had arrested a few years earlier. The teen commented