Trenton PD looks to expand after-school program

Trenton police are hoping to expand an after-school program that offers homework help to the city's little ones.

Every Wednesday, officers go to local elementary schools and bring students back to the station. Tutors from Rider University and the College of New Jersey then help the children with their work.

"Instead of having a negative image of the police and police station, we want to change that to a positive image," says Trenton police Detective Bob Russo.

The program is two years old and the children may be some of the few in the world happy to pile into the back of a police cruiser.

"We have a lot of fun," says third-grader Yasmarie Lozada. "We have fun teachers and we do a lot of work."

The department hopes to match the enthusiasm for the program by adding more programs.

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