KDSN RADIO News
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The Denison Police Department Is Focusing On Community Policing
The Denison Police Department has been active throughout the community recently. From Interim Chief Cardenas and Flaherty’s visit to Broadway Elementary to give a presentation to 4th and 5th graders, to Interim Chief Cardenas and Flaherty's meeting with kindergarten to 3rd graders at 20th Street Elementary. As well as Interim Chief Flaherty and Officer TenEyck’s attendance for career day at Denison Middle School. Interim Chief Cardenas said community outreach is an important aspect of police work. “It went really well. A good time for both Interim Chief Flaherty and I to be able to reach out to the kids at the school system.” When asked if the students were excited to see the officers at school, Cardenas said “Yes they most definitely were, I mean it helps that we were there about a week or two ago. So they had seen us, and they were thrilled to see us once again.” On top of meeting with kids at school, Officers Krajicek and Wolff stopped by Washington Park to hand out badge stickers and DPD bracelets and answered kids' questions about what it’s like to be a police officer. Cardenas spoke about how community outreach like this benefits the community as a whole. “I think it helps greatly. It helps show a positive light in law enforcement. Most of us have kids as well, so we want to develop and have a safe community, and we start by making sure the kids are safe and assure that they can reach out to the police department and not be fearful of us.” Keeping on track with community outreach, the DPD and Denison Fire Department will be on the lookout for kids doing good deeds in the community. For their work, the kids will be rewarded with coupons for one free small Blizzard at Dairy Queen.
(Photo Couresy of Denison Police Department)
Full News Listings