More than 150 officers from the Fort Worth Police Department, the Willow Park PD and Aledo ISD PD are partnering with first-grade students at McCall Elementary School as pen pals during the spring semester. The officers and children will email each other so that the students can improve writing skills, learn about the many jobs and responsibilities of officers, and build a lifelong respect for members of law enforcement. Students will also have the opportunity to tour police training facilities and experience some of the many facets of the departments.
This week, Mrs. Lipscomb’s students began hand-writing the first round of letters, which will then be input into classroom computers and emailed to a group of 150 police officers. Stay tuned as this pen-pal relationship gains momentum!