Over 25,000 Books...
...donated to our agency partners since December 2019
Books & Badges enables law enforcement officers to read to elementary school students, and Starfish Assignment then gives every child a copy of the book the officer reads. Each book has a bookplate in it that says it’s a gift from their law enforcement friends.
These fun events encourage literacy and allow the officers to bond with kids in their neighborhoods. The students have an opportunity to ask the officers questions about their jobs and lives. The most popular question is, "Do you really like donuts?" But our personal favorite was, "Are there zombies in Cleveland?" The quick-witted officer's answer? "Yes, and I think they play football." Please see our blog to read more about individual Books & Badges events.
Readings aren't limited to classrooms! In fact, our partnership with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Police at John Glenn International Airport is believed to be the first program of its kind in the country. We work with a total of fifteen agencies and are always interested in speaking to potential partners.
If you are an agency interested in learning about working with us or a teacher who would like information about having officers read at your school, please email us: