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Tomorrow: Connecting Kids & Cops

Posted at 4:08 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 09:50:04-05

What exactly does it take to be a Colorado Springs Police Officer? You and your family can see our very own Officers in action tomorrow. It’s all part of CSPD’s connecting Kids and Cops.

Kids can see for themselves what it takes to be an Officer, even decide if law enforcement might be the career option for them. Plus, tomorrow’s course has a very special focus.

We’re talking about K-9’s. The one hour class is dedicated to learning about CSPD’s K-9 unit. Kids will also get an idea of the overall responsibilities and duties of our Officers. Plus, they’ll get a hands on approach to understanding the procedures of the department.

“The what we do, the why we do, the how we do it,” explained CSPD Community Relations Officer Jessica Kuhn. “The public wants to know. They want to understand what their local law enforcement does, how we handle cases.”

There will be one class for kids ages 5-9 at 9 a.m. and another for 10-15 year olds from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m..
Plus, that’s just the start! This is only one of a series of classes.

There’s even a separate class for adults. It will be offered in English on February 7 at the Falcon Substation, located at 7850 Goddard Street, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The class will also be offered in Spanish on February 19 at the Southeast YMCA, located at 2190 Jetwing Drive, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Attendees will learn about the department’s Homeless Outreach Team and Downtown Area Response Team.

Registration is not required but they do ask you to RSVP to the classes on their Facebook page.