hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

May 9, 2012

New ‘junior officers’ sworn in

— Each year the Haverhill Exchange Club sponsors its Junior Police program with the city’s elementary school students.

According to the Exchange Club’s website, “Junior Police is a proven and powerful program which brings law enforcement officers into the classrooms of third through seventh graders. It allows young people to meet and talk to law enforcement officers in a relaxed and friendly environment. This program provides early establishment and a correct image of who law enforcement officers really are and what they stand for.”

The students have the chance to meet with an officer and ask questions. At the end of the program, the students are sworn in and receive a Junior Police ID card and a specially designed badge sticker.