TRUCE program makes stop at Belaire High

Local youth and officers are getting the chance to better relate to each other thanks to a new program called TRUCE (Source: WAFB)
Local youth and officers are getting the chance to better relate to each other thanks to a new program called TRUCE (Source: WAFB)
Local youth and officers are getting the chance to better relate to each other thanks to a new program called TRUCE (Source: WAFB)
Local youth and officers are getting the chance to better relate to each other thanks to a new program called TRUCE (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The TRUCE program in Baton Rouge made a stop Thursday at Belaire High School.

The organization gives law enforcement and community a chance to hang out. All summer long, they'll be having pop up events around the parish, helping people beat the heat, but also to hang out with officers and deputies in a different way.

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"The kids get an opportunity to see kids in a different light. It gives them an opportunity to engage with our officers in ways that they otherwise would not. Law enforcement loves it. They get an opportunity for the kids to see them outside of in a negative manner and really they get an opportunity to just let their guards down and just have fun as well," Aishala Burgess with TRUCE.

And it wasn't just law enforcement enjoying the event. Some LSU basketball players were out there as well.

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