Mayor Patrick Henry Hays


1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.

The North Little Rock Police Departmentís "Police Kidís Day" is an annual event for the children and families of NLRPD officers held in May and sponsored by the NLRPD Training & Crime Prevention Unit and the NLRPD Chaplaincy Program. The one-day program features games, prizes, arts and crafts, food, and demonstrations.

2. When was the program created and why?

Police Kidís Day was started in 1996 to promote an "extended family service" atmosphere among employees of the NLRPD and their respective family members. It allows families of police staff to meet and get to know each other on a positive social basis to promote mentoring and fellowship in good times and bad.

3. How do you measure the programís effectiveness?

The Police Kidís Day effectiveness is measured by the ever increasing number of attendees.

4. How is the program financed?

The Police Kids Day is funded by the NLRPD Chaplaincy Program and the NLRPD Spousal Support Group..

5. How is the community involved in the program, if at all? How has the community responded to the program?

The community gets involved in Police Kidís Day through the Chaplaincy Program and local churches Community support for Police Kidís Day has been positive as community members recognize that the department supports its employees and their families and strives to take care of them in both good times and bad.

6. Contact person:

Lieutenant Phil Mask, Training & Crime Prevention Unit Commander200 West Pershing Blvd.

North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

(501) 771-7190

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