NEVADA, MO.--- Officers at the Nevada Police Department receive a Hero Award. Students and employees at Head Start honored the police officers for their community service last week. The award is for the officers who've spent time reading to the children, eating lunch with them and even attending school activities, like science and art fairs. Nevada's chief of police tells us it's a way to build a relationship with the young people in the community.
"So these type of programs, when we go into the schools and to the daycare centers, we're anxious to reach out to children. Our hope is that when they grow up, they'll have an appreciation for the efforts of law enforcement," said Graham Burnley, Nevada Police Chief.
This is the first time the police department has received this award.
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