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Commander Rodney Smith – Coolidge Police Department
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Commander Rodney Smith – Coolidge Police Department

While sitting in the briefing room, I observed two of our records clerks walking by. They were pulling a cart of copying paper. I also observed officers engaged in conversation watching the records clerks struggling with the cart. An explorer who was speaking with me, excused himself from the conversation and went and assisted the records clerks. It was awesome to watch this young man react the way he did. I then explained to him about AC4P and how we want to pay it forward with acts of kindness. His reaction to receiving the bracelet was priceless. The officers that observed the interaction when I was explaining AC4P immediately thought about the observations of kindness they had seen throughout the morning and the missed opportunities to pay it forward. I believe change first starts within, and then one can see what needs to be done.