The Officer Friendly program began in 2015 with the goal being to foster positive relationships between police officers and children.
The police departments that participate in Officer Friendly choose their own volunteer law enforcement officer or official representatives to visit our partner centers one time each month. The officer spends 30 minutes reading and talking about safety.
Is your classroom interested in having an Officer Friendly reader?
Please contact Erica Garris, Literacy Initiatives Coordinator.
Which books does Officer Friendly read?
There are 12 books chosen for the year, three each quarter that all focus on building a child’s self-esteem, literacy and social skills, and developing a positive relationship with police officers. Here are some of the books our Officers have read in previous visits.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Talk & Work It Out
Share & Take Turns
Sometimes I’m A Bombaloo
On Monday When It Rains
When Sofie Gets Angry
Mouse Was Mad
Police Officers on Patrol
My Many Colored Days
There’s a Bear In My Chair
Little Blue Truck
The Selfish Crocodile
The Kissing Hand
Llama, Llama, Holiday Drama
Ally and the Accepting Alligator