Over the last two weeks members of the Lakewood Police Department had the opportunity to meet with selected students from Lochburn and Hudtloff middle schools.
These meetings were made possible through partnerships with the Clover Park School District and the Lakewood Multicultural Coalition.
The purpose of the meet ups was to offer the chance for “real talk” between Lakewood youth and police officers. (See photos from the events here.)
The students and officers shared a meal, then began a conversation where students shared what issues are most important to them. Officers explained the important role of law enforcement and what they want youth to know about them.
The city is excited about the work being done to build these relationships with our youth and to strengthen our connection with our schools.