Engagement with Youth
In 2017, Brattleboro Police Department officers teamed up with Big Brother/Big Sister of Windham County to start a "Bigs and Blue" program. Officers volunteer to be paired with a "little" and go to elementary schools several times a week to play with the kids at recess, and to join them at lunch. Five officers are currently participating in the program, which has won rave reviews from students, teachers, counselors and from the officers involved.
Officer Josh Lynde visits with kids at Oak Grove School in January