The Rye Rotary Club presented a $1,500 grant to the Rye Police Department this evening at the Whitby Castle in Rye, NY.
The program is known as the “Adopt a School Program.” The program consists of school visitations during an officer’s tour of duty for the purpose of getting to know faculty, staff, students and parents.
Some of the goals and objectives of the program are:
• To provide a visible police presence on school property. To encourage the mutually beneficial exchange of information and concerns between the officer and his/her adopted school and build positive relationships with faculty, staff, students and parents.
• Reassure children about their safety and discuss methods they may use to avoid potentially hazardous situations.
• Provide insight on the role of police officers and encourage students to consider law enforcement as a career.
• Contribute to the positive development of the children. 
Below - Rotarian and Rye Police Department Commissioner Michael Corcoran accepts Rotary check.
Below - District Governor and Rye Rotarian Lora Hugelmeyer with Rye Police Commissioner Michael Corcoran and Rye Police Officers.