Badges and Books Program

In January 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with local schools in El Paso County launched a reading education and community interaction program, dubbed “Badges and Books”. This program brings uniformed Law Enforcement officers to classrooms to interact with students by reading books and answering questions.  

Reading a book is just the first step in building a strong relationship with children in our community. We support our educators and believe this program helps to build a partnership with our most important community members; our kids. Our hope is that future generations of this community will be comfortable interacting with emergency responders in every capacity.