The City of Papillion Police Department has a long-standing positive relationship with schools in the City of Papillion. As part of that relationship, the department applied for a federal grant in 1997 to enhance our relationship with elementary schools in our jurisdiction. Through a competitive Innovate Local Law Enforcement Community Policing grant process, our department was awarded a grant. The proceeds funded and initiated the Juvenile Awareness Program in all elementary schools in Papillion. The grant expired in 2000, however the department continues this invaluable program which pairs road patrol officers with a specific school, students, staff, administration and parents to promote a positive and proactive problem solving partnership.
Officers assigned to these schools are required to complete the following at their schools during the school year:
- Meet with the principal and staff on a regular basis to be aware of possible problems and problem solve accordingly.
- Maintain a presence around the school, specifically during high traffic times (drop off/pick up).
- Attend at least one special event at the school, such as a PTO meeting, school carnival, or Outdoor Education seminar during the school year.