Clarksville, TN – The Kid Patrol program started by School Resource Officer Jason Wright sees its first graduates at West Creek Elementary School.
The program is open to 4th and 5th graders who show an interest in law enforcement. The class teaches students the history and different specialized areas of law enforcement agencies. The class lasts for four days over a four week period.During the graduation ceremony students were presented vests donated by Initially Stitched to wear while they monitor the hallways. Graduates will also help perform safety and bathroom checks.
Students were approved for the program by school administration after being nominated by their teachers and their parents were notified.
SRO Wright hopes this program can be carried over to other schools. Wright says, “It gives children an opportunity to learn about law enforcement in a fun and educational way.”