California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 15

autographed by that officer with a personal message and a phone number they can reach that officer through. If an officer doesn’t feel comfortable putting their own number, they can put down the dispatch number (dispatchers are aware that they might get calls and how to address those calls). Additionally, we are in the process of providing the library with ten copies of the book that will be prominently displayed and can be checked out by community youth. Because the book is hardcover and signed by the officer, it is Andre’s hope that the book isn’t just a book to the young child, but rather a “treasure,” something they will put out on display in their rooms and will serve as a constant reminder of the valuable lessons contained within. While this is just one example of what my officers do in the community to foster good relationships, i