Officer Feedback

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"The videos, which didn’t portray actors, were fantastic. They have a great visual to what was being presented in the classroom. Having the partner agencies there to answer questions about their particular roles in the community was very valuable."

"It was a great class and I would love to attend more classes with the same agenda."

"Everything was wonderful! Very interesting! Best school I have been to in a while."

"Great class, very informative and interactive"

" Excellent training and dialogue"

"Well organized and a great thinking class"

 

“We developed Cops and Kids to help build less adversarial and more collaborative relationships among police officers and children and families. An effort that increases everyone’s safety in this way is as important today as ever,” William H. Isler -- president, The Fred Rogers Company and school board member, Pittsburgh Public Schools

 


REAL POLICE. REAL STRATEGIES.
One-on-One: Connecting Cops & Kids is packed with examples of police actually demonstrating and discussing their actions in the field. Each segment of the training examines a critical link in the chain to developing trust and modeling responsible behavior.

Produced in association with:

  • The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at the Yale Child Study Center

  • The Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center.

  • The New Haven Department of Police Services

  • The Boston Police Department

  • The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

GOALS OF ONE-ON-ONE

Through extraordinary documentary footage that captures actual police officers handling a variety of situations – from friendly contact to intense conflict, One-on-One:

  • Models effective and age appropriate interactions

  • Gives officers tools to communicate and build relationships with children

  • Describes ways police can use their authority to help children, especially those at risk

  • Identifies partners in the community to support police officers’ work with children and families

THE NEED FOR CONNECTING COPS AND KIDS

Children serve an important role in facilitating the goals of law enforcement.

  • Children are almost always present when police officers perform their duties.

  • Children can make police officers’ work easier, or harder, depending on the level of trust that is built between children and police.

  • Positive community attitudes toward police officers and cooperation with investigations can significantly affect the way police officers are perceived: how they interact with children, and act on their behalf on the job, is critical.

  • Children grow up quickly to become the adults of the communities that officers are sworn to serve.