Plymouth Police Welcome Students ‘Back to School with Badges’
Back-to-school festivities kicked off Tuesday at the Plymouth Public Safety building.
“I wanted to bring them because my son-in-law is actually a Plymouth firefighter. They wanted to come see all the trucks and the cars and the police officers. And just be part of the event,” said Cindy Harrer.
Harrer’s two grandchildren were sitting patiently in the backseat awaiting the event to begin.
“In the past we’ve been so well connected with the community. And we’ve done so many events over the last few years. We thought in the times of COVID right now, the pandemic, and the limited ways that we can interact and be close to people in the community, We felt that we had to come up with some way to at least welcome kids back to school. ” said Erik Fadden, Deputy Chief for the Plymouth Police Department.
“Historically we have met with students, during the first days of school at school. Not being able to do that this year we came up with this event where it’s more of a drive-through event for friends and family and their loved ones who are getting ready to go back to school this year,” added Fadden. “To be able to at least come through and get some pencils and some goodies from public safety department. And to wish them well on an upcoming school year that, for a while, didn’t know if it was going to happen in one way or another this year.”
Support for Plymouth Police and Fire Departments Remains High
Q: “Do you still feel that Plymouth has given your public safety departments their full support?”
A: “We do. Historically we have been so well connected with the community. We really see ourselves as being part of this community. And we have really made an concerted effort day in and day out to be connected with this community and be part of it. And that has shown over the last rough few months. We certainly still appreciate seeing a lot of support from residents that live and work in our community,” said deputy chief Fadden.