School Based Officer
While assigned as the School Based Officer earlier this year Officer Karissa Grossman noticed that the students in one Pre-K class at Maple Ridge Elementary seemed a bit apprehensive when they saw an officer. Throughout the fall, Officer Grossman focused her efforts on remedying this and slowly, but surely it reached the point the kids were excited to see her and calling her Officer Rissa. Today, Officer Rissa, completing an "assist" to Santa, on his behalf (but at her own expense) delivered a blue gift bag to each of the kids. The bags contained a badge, stickers and other law enforcement items.
Judging by the photos, the kids are apprehensive no more. SPD thanks Miss Walton for allowing this special moment to happen.