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Seattle Police Officers, Neighborhood Girls to Spend Day at Skagit Tulip Festival

The Seattle Police Department, in partnership with Seattle Parks and members of the Silent War Campaign and co-sponsored by the Seattle Police Foundation, will join 15 female youths in an educational fieldtrip to Mount Vernon to learn and enjoy the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this coming Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

This fieldtrip provides an opportunity for the young women to engage with Seattle’s women officers, Park employees and members of various neighborhoods, as well as bring insight and build positive relationships with each other.

“The women police officers of the Seattle Police Department who have been involved in the planning of this fieldtrip are looking forward to actually meeting these young girls and engage them in one-on-one conversations about anything and everything the girls would like to talk about,” said Rev. Harriet Walden, the national director of the Silent War Campaign. The campaign is a program in Seattle that seeks to address the issue of ongoing violence in the African American community and has been in existence for eight years.

“I believe that this trip will offer these girls new ideas, new possibilities and a new way of seeing things related to police work if that’s a topic they choose to talk about with us” adds Lt. Carmen Best, who will be one of the officers joining them this Monday.

Off to the Tulip Festival!