The Rotary Club of Dallas responded to a request from the Dallas Police Department to participate in the DPD National Night Out block party, October 4, with the objective of minimizing conflict, and building trust and rapport between citizenry and the police department.
The Rotary Club of Dallas set up a “Coloring with Cops” booth where police officers interacted literally hand-in-hand with children to color a large poster.  Even Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson joined in on some Rotary fun. There were smiles all around as the children saw officers as playful, friendly, and safe persons through this positive interaction. 
Every child was sent home with a toy, colors, and a Rotary-branded coloring book: “Police Officers Are Our Friends”.