Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation and Henderson Police Department to Launch Inaugural “Cross with a Cop” Week.
October 5th, 2014

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(Henderson, Nev.) – The Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation (HPOACF), in partnership with Henderson Police Department and City of Henderson, will be launching their first “Cross with a Cop” Week from October 6 to October 10. Officers will be pairing with elementary school crossing guards to assist in walking children across the street in order to raise awareness on crosswalk safety.

This campaign is geared specifically towards children using crosswalks to travel to and from school. They will be stationed at five Henderson elementary schools including (which will be rotated annually):

  • Harriet A. Treem Elementary School (approved media site)
  • Neil C. Twitchell Elementary School
  • Shirley & Bill Wallin Elementary School
  • Ulis Newton Elementary School
  • C.T. Sewell Elementary School

Darrell Wade, HPOACF President says, “This is our first year introducing this program, and our hope is to bring heightened attention to motorists on the importance of using caution when approaching crosswalks, particularly during school hours. We are also looking forward to involving our officers in the community they serve outside of duty, as well as showing appreciation for our crossing guards and establishing good practices for children when crossing the street.”

Off-duty officers will be stationed at each of the schools during afternoon hours when the children are released. As part of the campaign, officers will distribute sticker badges to the children they assist in walking across the streets that state “I Crossed with a Cop.”

Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation:

Founded as a public charity in 2006, the Henderson Police Officers’ Association (HPOACF) is comprised of over 300 fulltime police and corrections officers. The primary objective and purpose of our charitable foundation are to provide educational and charitable outreach support services to youth and adults within the City of Henderson and its over 276,000 residents.