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Books & Badges

A Special Opportunity

Books & Badges enables police officers to read to elementary school students, and Starfish Assignment Licking County then gifts every child a copy of the book the officer reads. Each book has a bookplate in it that says it’s a gift from their police officer friends.


The Questions are Great

These fun events encourage literacy and allow the officers to bond with the kids in their patrol area. The students have an opportunity to ask the officers questions about their jobs and lives. Our most popular question is, “Do you really like donuts?” But our personal favorite was, “Hey, I remember you from that cop show, but my mom made me leave the room!”

Always Growing

Readings aren’t limited to classrooms! Our program has performed at several community events. We work with several agencies, and we are always interested in adding more.