The Eugene Police Department Downtown Team is partnering with the Newberry Childcare center to foster a positive police relationship with the children who spend time downtown.
A Walk to the Library with a Police Officer program began on March 9. The EPD Downtown Team visited the childcare center and handed out goody bags, which included coloring books and stickers followed by a presentation about the work that police officers do in the community. After the presentation, the officers escorted the children to the Eugene Public Library where the police officers read books to the children before escorting them back to the childcare center.
The Eugene Downtown Team intends to continue the partnership on regular basis.