A number of Fort Morgan Police Department officers spent time last month reading to young students from a children’s book developed with the help of the FMPD.
The reading event, part of FMPD’s Community Policing efforts, took place at Sherman School on Oct. 9 and 11. The eight-page book, titled “Fort Morgan’s Friendly Police Officers,” was developed by Officer Franki Daymil in conjunction with Unite for Literacy.
FMPD officers have visited every school in Fort Morgan during the last three years, providing safety presentations and often bringing snacks provided by Safeway and Edwards grocery stores. Hundreds of school-age children have been contacted.
“Working with the community’s youths has been one of our most successful programs,” said Chief of Public Safety Paul Schultz.
The police department plans to continue to work with kids, Schultz said, adding that a second School Resource Officer will be assigned to Fort Morgan Middle School in the very near future. The department currently has one SRO who splits time between the high school and middle school.
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