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Clayton Police On Lookout for Kids Caught Being Good

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CLAYTON, Del.- Clayton Police are on to look out. But not just for criminals. The department is keeping an eye out for kids caught being good.

The Clayton Police Department is getting ready to launch its "Caught Being Good" program. The department hopes the program will build a stronger relationship between children in Clayton and the police department.

"We want to be more approachable as a police department," said Sgt. Harvey Scott. "Bring back the community policing that we used to have years ago which we kind of gotten away from just because of funding and stuff like that."

The program will reward children for doing good things like riding a bike with a helmet, picking up trash or helping other people. Police officers will be on the look out for the good deeds and will present them with a token that they can later use to pick up prizes donated from local business including pizza, ice cream and more.

"It's just getting them to follow the rules," said Sgt. Scott. "I feel as though that'll help them in the future. Just that one positive contact with the police officer I think that goes a long way. Whether it's now or in the future to where they may witness a crime and may want to speak up and help us out to help us do our job ."

The Clayton Police Department is looking for local business to get involved and help start up the project. Donations are tax deductible. If you are a local business looking to get involved, please contact Sgt. Harvey Scott at (302) 653-8186.

If all goes as planned, Sgt. Scott says he would like to get the project up and running by the first week of October.

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