Police officers often see people on the worst days of their lives and are able to connect with them on a level that others are not. Once an officer contacts us, we create an Assignment and a call-to-action for the community to support. Often times the need is financial, but some Assignments ask for specific donations of goods, or perhaps time and labor, such as – help installing a screen door.
Books and Badges is our literacy initiative. This program enables police officers to read to elementary school students, and Starfish Assignment Licking County then gifts each child in attendance a copy of the book that was read. Each book comes with a sticker that is signed by the officer who reads.