Special Moments

After receiving this message and seeing the pure innocence and excitement on Owen's face, the Chief decided that not only could we send him one of our police patches, we could make him an official Junior Rumford Police Officer! "Police departments across the country are having difficulties in finding good, qualified people to serve as police officers. I see this as an investment opportunity for our profession and our communities. Whether Owen decides to pursue a career in law enforcement or not, encouraging positive relations with our young people today is a win-win for everyone!", said Chief Tony Milligan. "I am proud to make him an honorary Junior Police Officer, in command of our Maricopa County Field Office!"

Pictured right is Honorary Junior Officer Owen proudly showing off his new Rumford PD patch and Certificate of Special Appointment.

Junior Officer Owen Santiago

Maricopa County, Arizona - On March 6th, we received this message on our Facebook page:

"Hi Rumford Police! My 5 year old son, Owen, loves police cars and officers. He wants to be an officer when he grows up. He has picked up collecting police patches. We would love to be able to add one of yours to his collection. Is there any way that we can get one sent to us? Thank you very much and thank you for your service. I am sending a picture (left) of him excited when we receives one in the mail."

Reading To The Kids

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Authors: Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Read by: Ptl. Lawrence Briggs, Rumford Police

"Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Author: Eric Carle

Read By: Ptl. Lawrence Briggs, Rumford PD

"If You Give A Pig A Pancake"

Author: Laura Numeroff

Read By: Officers Bradlee Gallant and K9 Niko, Rumford PD

"If You Give A Dog A Donut"

Author: Laura Numeroff

Read By: Officers Bradlee Gallant and K9 Niko, Rumford PD

"The Foot Book"

By: Dr. Suess

Read By: School Resource Officer Doug Maifeld, Rumford PD

"Click, Clack, Moo. Cows That Type"

By: Doreen Cronin

Read By: Officers Bradlee Gallant and K9 Niko, Rumford PD

"Never Talk To Strangers"

By: Irma Joyce

Read By: SRO Douglas Maifeld, Rumford PD

"Ducks Eat Pancakes"

By: Kate Curit

Read By: SRO Douglas Maifeld, Rumford PD

"Silly Sally"

By: Audrey Wood

Read By: SRO Douglas Maifeld, Rumford PD

"Officer Buckle and Gloria"

By: Peggy Rathman

Read By: Officer Douglas Maifeld, Rumford PD

"Green Eggs and Ham"

By: Dr. Suess

Read By: Officer Douglas Maifeld