A group of youths Friday helped to spruce up the Dennery police station as part of a community policing initiative.
The Richfond station is also part of the ongoing initiative.
Organisers say while adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols, the youngsters engaged in a beautification exercise at the Dennery station.
Businesses and individuals donated material.
The young people also displayed their talent through creative designs, which included the use of painted stones.
“We brought in the young people to work with them,” one of the organisers explained.
In addition the police provided the young people with meals at the Dennery station.
According to the police, the ongoing community policing initiative hopes to help people understand that law enforcement officers are not only about arresting people.
The police say they want to have a good relationship with residents of the communities they serve.
And in this regard, officers plan to meet with community and business leaders.
The officers want to discuss mutual concerns, as well as how they can work together to alleviate crime.
They described the Dennery and Richfond police stations as belonging to the people.
As a result, the police say community residents are free to visit at appropriate times to see what goes on there.
The police say the objective is to help foster trust between the police and the community.
They believe in that way, people will feel confident in reporting crime and working with law enforcement for the betterment of the community.