Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the expansion of the popular initiative Cop’s Corner in all Everett Public Schools. Mayor DeMaria, Police Chief Steven Mazzie and members of the Everett Police Department’s Impact Team are visiting schools throughout the city to speak with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students about the program.
Cop’s Corner supports positive public interaction and encourages students to speak with officers on any concerns that they might have. The initiative aims to establish long-term, real connections between youths, law enforcement and distinguished members of our community. In order to help students grow into responsible and successful members of the community, this program’s goals are to foster trust and positive relationships.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “Emotions are contagious. When we treat students and adults with respect, they’re much more likely to do the same to others; however, to promote respectful schools, we need to do much more. A foundation for respectful schools is to measure – and, thus publicly recognize – how we treat one another and then use this information to create safer and more supportive, engaging, challenging and joyful schools. By doing so, we can reinvigorate our community and encourage students to better understand the world in which they live – and their role in improving it.”