Photos: San Gabriel Police Department celebrates Read Across America

Last week, Sergeant Martin Garcia and Lieutenant Rene Hernandez went to Dewey Avenue Elementary School to participate in Read Across America. If you aren’t aware of the celebration, Read Across America is a nationwide event that takes place on March 2 – Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Thousands participate each year by coming together to read a book to celebrate the importance of reading.

In San Gabriel, Sergeant Garcia and Lieutenant Hernandez read “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss to a class at Dewey Avenue Elementary School:

Sergeant Martin Garcia and Lieutenant Rene Hernandez

Over the last few months, the police department has increased its outreach to local San Gabriel schools. This effort is part of the department’s School Community Engagement Team, which focuses on bridging ties between the community and the San Gabriel Police Department. You can learn more about SCET here.