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On January 1, 2018, the Morris Plains Police Department in conjunction with several local businesses, kicked off an exciting program designed to enhance the relationship between the community and your police officers. This program is the Morris Plains Police Trading Card Campaign. This exciting campaign allows the children of Morris Plains to meet their police officers by approaching them and asking for a trading card. The trading card is similar to that of a football or baseball card, with a photograph of the officer on the front and small biography about the officer on the back. Additionally, you will see the name of several business sponsors who supported the program. When the child collects the card, it is his or hers to keep.
Rules for the trading card campaign to ensure the safety of the children are as follows:
- Approach the police officer only when they are not busy.
- When you approach a police officer, do so as if you would any other adult, using the words “excuse me and thank you.”
- If the police officer is engaged in conversation, please wait until they are finished.
- Do not chase police cars. If cars drive down your street wait until they stop, or for another opportunity.
- In addition to meeting the officers on the street, many officers spend time at Police Headquarters, so feel free to stop down and meet them.
- There is no deadline for collecting the cards.
- Remember, this is a great opportunity to meet the officers of the Morris Plains Police Department. Parents are encouraged to bring the children to meet the officers, however do not pick cards up for your children.