Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant with Sandy Sparks of the Roswell Junior Woman’s Club and Officer Lisa Holland. The RJWC gave the police department $1,000 to sponsor an officer trading card program. (click for larger version)
June 18, 2013ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Police Department was presented a check for $1,000 from the Roswell Junior Woman's Club (RJWC) to sponsor the police department's Officer Trading Card program. Initially, seven officers will receive 1,000 cards. The front side will have the name and photograph of the officer, and the reverse side will be a brief biography and a personal message. The trading card program is designed to foster a strong relationship with the community, especially the youth, by encouraging the public to learn more about their police department's officers.
The Roswell Junior Woman's Club is a volunteer organization made up of women from Roswell and the surrounding areas who are dedicated to serving their community. The club annually provides more than 2,500 volunteer hours and $10,000 for community projects. RJWC's annual fundraiser is the Colors Festival of Arts every Mother's Day weekend at Roswell Town Square.
The police department's goal is to provide cards for all the officers through public funding. When the program is in full force, children will be able collect the police trading cards by approaching an officer, writing an individual officer a letter or by making a request through the department's Facebook page. Roswell youths will also have an opportunity to meet some of the police staff as they visit the schools throughout the community.
Editor, Milton Herald