The Leadership Stockton Class of 2016 is pleased to announce the completion of their project. Partnering with the Stockton Police Department, their project was: P.E.A.C.E. – Police Encouragement And Community Engagement. Over the past year they have worked diligently on fundraising to procure enough funds to give the exterior of the Police Department a facelift.
Over 100 columns, handrails, equipment cages, chains, end caps, and bollards were sanded, prepped and given 2-3 coats of paint. Nearly 30 plants were planted at the Police Department, consisting of primarily 5 and 15 gallon plants as well as eleven 24” Japanese Maples. All of the Magnolia trees surrounding the Police Department were trimmed to encourage proper growth. The sprinkler system was updated to accommodate all the new plants and trees. Lighting in the front of the building was updated to show of the architecture of the building as well as three news signs on the perimeter of the property. The finishing touch is the crack-filling, seal coating and striping of the parking lot.
When Chief Jones learned of this year’s class project benefiting the Stockton Police Department, he was honored. He stated, “To the 2015-16 Leadership Stockton Class, I sincerely thank you, and the entire SPD thanks you, for your willingness to lift up SPD during a very challenging time in history. Together, we can continue to bring public safety and our wonderful community into an ongoing, strengthened partnership.”
The intent of the class project was to show our local law enforcement our appreciation for the safety they provide to our community, as well as to help the children of our community know that the police officers are there to help and support them.
There was also a community event held at SkyZone Trampoline Park where over 100 kids from local Stockton Unified Schools got to play and bounce for free with local law enforcement officers. It gave the kids a chance to see the officers as human beings and get them some positive interaction with them.
See the links below for the photo albums of the project:
Visit the Class Project Website for more info: