Houston Police Department’s K-9 unit inspires students to ‘be a better you’

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Foerster Elementary School students were treated to a visit from the Houston Police Department’s K-9 Unit on Thursday, Dec. 4 while learning the importance of making positive decisions every day.

As a part of the “Be a Better You” program at the school, third, fourth and fifth-grade scholars received information on the importance of street safety while walking home from school, bullying and its consequences, and discussed the “ingredients” of being a better person. HPD Officer Roderick Gibson also performed a K-9 demonstration to show students how his dog partner, Roki, helps law enforcement officers protect the community.

“Our scholars were so eager to see Roki locate an object, hidden in our cafeteria, that he had been trained to find,” said Foerster school counselor Kristin Harris. “Foerster Elementary scholars learned some valuable life lessons today, [and] we are so thankful for Officer Gibson and his commitment to our community.”