ADOPT A COP PROGRAM
The Fayetteville Police Foundation is an active supporter of Adopt-A-Cop. This is a school liaison program that introduces law enforcement officers into public and private elementary schools. The program provides tools and skills to deter and prevent children from becoming involved with crime as victims or participants, how to deal with peer pressure and how to live safe and healthy lives. Adopt-A-Cop is a partnership between law enforcement, educators and youth. The program provides an opportunity for school age children to develop a positive perception of law enforcement and expose them at an early age to the role of police officers: to serve and protect the public and who work as community helpers. There are 41 Fayetteville Police Officers volunteering in Cumberland County Elementary schools reaching out to over 12,000 youth in the community.