Mayor Patrick Henry Hays


1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.

The NLRPD Star Student Program is a cooperative effort between NLRPD Community Oriented Policing officers and school children in their substation areas. Over the course of the school year, students who meet a set of disciplinary standards receive certain treats and rewards like certificates, stickers etc. Officers eat lunch with the star students to promote positive interaction and role modeling.

2. When was the program created and why?

The Star Student Program was started in 1997 as another way for Community Oriented Policing Officers to positively interact with young people in their service area and to encourage young people to reject violence, alcohol and drugs, gangs, and other negative behaviors.

3. How do you measure the programís effectiveness?

The Star Student Programís effectiveness is measured by student, parent and teacher response.

4. How is the program financed?

The Star Student Program is funded exclusively by the North Little Rock Police Department.

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

The program is centered around community involvement through the students in the public schools. Students, teachers, parents, school officials, and the community at large has responded positively to the Star Student Program.

6. Contact person:

Lieutenant Eugene Tyree

Community Oriented Policing, North Little Rock Police Department

200 West Pershing

North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

(501) 771-7190

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