Archer Adopts Cops

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Fourth-graders at Archer Street continued the school’s tradition of “adopting” local police officers in the annual Adopt-A-Cop program.

The students visited Freeport Police Station for the ceremony, which was comprised of class representatives expressing their appreciation and pledging their commitment to writing to adopted officers monthly and inviting them to school events. Several dignitaries, including Chief of Police Miguel Bermudez, Deputy Police Chief Michael Smith, Adopt-A-Cop Program Coordinator Officer Rampenelli, Freeport Village Mayor Robert Kennedy and Freeport Village Trustee and former Board of Education member Debra Mulé, were in attendance.

The program culminated with the officers providing a tour of the station and village offices. Adopt-A-Cop is designed to foster communication between students and local law enforcement officials.