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Annual police week kicks off at Berlin Community School

Berlin Community School students watched a law-enforcement demonstration during police week, an initiative designed to build trust and understanding between officers and residents.

The annual police week at Berlin Community School began on May 28, the start of a program that features visits from local police officers and supporting agencies who offer students a glimpse into the world of law enforcement.

Officers from various local police departments engage with the community’s youth, showcasing a different aspect of their work each day of the week. The initiative is designed to build trust and understanding between officers and residents while inspiring future generations.

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The kickoff featured a display of police vehicles and equipment and students had the opportunity to explore the various tools and resources used daily by officers. The Camden County Office of Emergency Management also participated in police week, bringing some of its specialized vehicles and equipment to the school.

Students from both Berlin Community School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Berlin got a visit from the Lower Camden County Special Response Team (SRT), a collaborative unit composed of officers from Berlin, Berlin Township, Waterford, Voorhees and Pine Hill. The hands-on experience provided them with a tangible connection to the abstract concepts of safety and law enforcement often taught in classrooms.

“This was my first time experiencing police week at BCS,” said Principal Lindsay Hickman. “The Berlin police department and the (county response team) did an amazing job at setting up an activity for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“The police also came and read to our youngest learners,” she added. “This week was great, and it helps our students to build positive relationships with our first responders.”

The week also promised a variety of activities and demonstrations, each designed to educate and engage students on police work, including K-9 demonstrations and interactive safety presentations.


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