Monday, March 1, 2010

Book ’Em: Richmond Police JoinsRead Across America

March 1, 2010

This week and next week Richmond Police personnel will hit the streets to hit the books with several hundred Richmond Public Schools students as part of the Read Across America program in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Each year sworn and civilian personnel from Richmond Police volunteer to read some of the many books written by Dr. Seuss at Richmond elementary schools.

“This is Community Policing 101. We’re getting to know our youngest citizens in a fun, educational atmosphere and they’re getting to know officers and other members of Richmond Police do more than law enforcement,” Chief Bryan T. Norwood said.

Following are the scheduled dates and locations for Richmond Police’s participation in Read Across America:
  • Tuesday, March 2 8:30 to 11 a.m. Westover Hills Elementary
  • Tuesday, March 2 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Linwood Holton Elementary
  • Friday, March 5 9 to 11 a.m. John B. Cary Elementary
  • Friday, March 5 9 to 11 a.m. Maymont Elementary
  • Friday, March 5 9 a.m. Swansboro Elementary
  • Friday, March 5 9 a.m. Summerhill Elementary
  • Monday, March 8 9 a.m. Southampton Elementary
  • Tuesday, March 9 9 a.m. Broad Rock Elementary
  • Tuesday, March 9 9 a.m. G.H. Reid Elementary
  • Thursday, March 11 9:30 a.m. Oak Grove Elementary

    Members of the media are welcome to photograph and video Richmond Police personnel for Read Across America. However, please be mindful not to publish any identifying images of Richmond Public Schools students without permission.