PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KNWA) — The Fraternal Order of Police and the Pea Ridge Police Department held a special event Wednesday for National Police Week.
It happened at the Pea Ridge Public Library.
Preschoolers were able to jump in police cars, interact with a K-9 officer, earn badges and watch movies.
Officers dressed in full gear and read stories to the kids about being a police officer.
“We’re here to help them,” said Sgt. Michael Lisenbee with Pea Ridge police. “We’re here for them to know that we’re their best friends, that if they’re in a time of need, if they see danger, they can run to the police. Our youth are very important to the community and we want to make sure they feel safe and that the police are the good guys.”
In addition to hanging out with the preschoolers, there was also a moment of silence and prayer for fallen officers.