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Chief Franklin Reads to Kids as Part of TPD's Reading Patrol

Posted at 9:12 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 22:12:20-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department's reading patrol got a new participant.

Chief Wendell Franklin read to kids Thursday afternoon at the Darlington Oaks Apartments.

Every Thursday afternoon, officers read to kids in the community.

Franklin says the program was created to show children a side of police officers that they don't usually see.

"Our hope is that they will find trust in us and wont be afraid to come to us when they need help," Franklin said.

Officers have made close to 30 visits to the Darlington Oaks Apartments to spend time with children living there since the program started.

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