Over the last weekend in May, Officer Pat Shea had the opportunity to connect with some neighborhood children while on patrol. Officer Shea stopped and was able to teach some neighborhood kids about policing and what police officers do. He was also able to let the young residents get a close look at his patrol car while he answered questions. This is an important part of policing as children need to recognize police officers as people who can help if they are in danger. When you see a police officer and tell your children, "See, behave or the police will take you away.", most officers will then take the time to sit with your child and explain that this is not the case and that they should come to us if they are in trouble. Officer Shea saw an opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between police and these youngsters simply by taking a few minutes and a photo. Thanks Officer Shea.