Last week, the Denville Rotary and Denville Police Department held a kick off event for the Police Officer Trading Card Program. The event, held at the Denville Police Station parking lot, featured a number of activities for the kids. At the event, kids were encouraged to interact with several Denville Police Officers by collecting their cards. Each card features a photo and short bio of the officers.
In addition to the trading card exchanges for the kids, the Kick Off Event featured a police canine demonstration, Mountain Bike Trail Rider Mike Lenosky and pizza donated by Macino’s Pizza. The best of all, however, was when the State Police Helicopter dropped by and the kids got to peek into the chopper before they had to head out for an emergency.
According to Mayor Andes, the Denville Police Officer Trading Card program has been in the works for some time. With the help of the Rotary and sponsors, the program was able to come into fruition.
I love the idea behind the trading cards because it gives kids a chance to engage with the officers in town. By collecting the cards, the program provides kids an opportunity to build a healthy relationship with authority and those who protect them.
Kids may get more information about the Denville Police Officer Trading Card Program by visiting the police station by town hall. Kids may approach an officer to ask for a card, as long as it is safe and doesn’t put anyone in danger. There are 31 cards in the collection, and prizes are available. For official rules of entry, please refer to the information distributed by DPD.
We had the chance to collect a dozen or so cards, and we can’t wait to grab the rest while we’re out and about around town.