October 18, 2015 LaGrange, Illinois Police Department Posted a photo of an officer skipping rope on the playground with some children at the school on their Facebook page.
While some people may complain about this it needs to be noted, this is exactly what Officers should be doing and they should be commended for it.
The Officer depicted here is connecting with the children in a very unique way one on one. The children get to know the Officers and see them as someone that they can trust and look up to. Someone that they can confide in and seek when they need help. They see Police Officers as a positive role model.
It is not lost on the community either. As noted on the Facebook page one mother named Stephanie Mead Kirk stated: “It was such a great feeling last week at the dinner table when my boys were telling me about their day and my fifth grader, Jackson says “I played soccer at recess with a police officer”. I asked why and he said “oh they just stopped by””
Photo Credit:LaGrange, Illinois Police Department