By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department will soon showcase a new way to connect with the community and kids.
Detective Ben Short is working on videos of officers reading to children. The videos will be posted on the department’s Facebook page. The first one will be posted on Friday, April 10, at 7:15 p.m.
“I have a daughter and she’s four-years-old. She loves when I read her stories and we have read pretty much every book that she has,” said Short.
Short hopes the videos will give parents a break and help the kids relate to law enforcement.
“We want people to be able to approach us and this is just one way we can give back and kids can see us,” said Short. “We would prefer face-to-face, but with the times we are living in, this is how we can help.”
Several other officers have made videos that will be posted. Even Mayor Buddy Choat may get in on the action.
The first video will be of Detective Short reading How to Catch an Easter Bunny, by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton. Due to copyright restrictions, the video will only be available for 24 hours.
You can look for the reading of books to be read by checking the Trussville Police Department’s Facebook page.