Officer Tommy Norman of the North Little Rock Police Department uses a different form of policing that isn’t really well known. He does what is called Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.)
He spends more time with the community getting to know each member of the area he patrols and they get to know him. It helps create a trust between him and the community.
Officer Norman visits neighborhoods after every shift with snacks and drinks and spends time with the kids who live there for at least an hour.
Sometimes he brings a football and plays a few games. In the summer when it’s hot he brings slip-and-slides and water guns for the children and in the winter he brings them coats and sweatshirts.
Watch the video compilation below of Officer Norman’s commitment to building strong relationships with residents in his community.