Seguin Police Department engages with children in community by using cop cards

Children can collect cards for prizes

By Tiffany Huertas - Video Journalist

SEGUIN, Texas - The Seguin Police Department has launched a program to connect with children in the community by using cop cards.

The cards look like baseball cards and each police officer gets their personalized card to pass along to children.

“In our line of work, there are some instances where there are some good situations or very serious, traumatic, bad situations. Having that icebreaker — 'here is my cop card' — brings a positive light to interact one on one,” said Officer Carlos Contreras, with the Seguin Police Department.

Each police officer and K-9 on the force has their own card with a photo on the front and a message with information on the back. Caterpillar has partnered with the police department on this project.

The police department will also be conducting a challenge with children. Kids 12 and under who collect at least 30 cards get a prize of a T-shirt or a challenge coin.

“I think it’s a good way to get the children involved in the community and a fun way to get them to like the police officers,” said Alyssa Daniel, a Seguin parkgoer.

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