I believe the foundation to a safe city is a strong relationship between the police department and the community we serve. This book addresses interactions and builds trust between officers and our youth.
— Chief Brian Manley, Austin Texas
This book is a wonderful idea. When we come across kids, whether through our programs or on the street, this is a tool that can make a difference and build a bridge with the next generation. Our success depends greatly on being connected with the community in ways like this.
— Chief Bo Kidd, Buda, Texas
The simple act of giving Be SMART + Be SAFE to a young person allows a law enforcement officer to be a positive influence, shift an interaction from confrontation to connection, open a lasting dialog - and change both of their lives forever.

Creating Respectful and Safe Interactions

For law enforcement, Be SMART + Be SAFE is a first-of-its-kind community outreach tool. When passed from a member of law enforcement to a young person, BeSmart +Be Safe creates a crucial moment of:

  • Connection

  • Positivity

  • Encouragement

  • Education

The lessons in Be SMART + Be SAFE are critically important; however, many young people who find themselves in contact with law enforcement are not aware of the law or how to best interface with police.