Police project urges youth to read for better future

HARLINGEN — If you read, you succeed. This is one of many belief’s Police Chief Jeffry Adickes knows to be true.

Adickes spoke with true conviction yesterday to students from Crockett Elementary School and Vela Middle School as well as members of the city and community while unveiling the “Little Police Library.”

The library was established with the goal to teach children the importance of reading and improving their language skills.

Each of the students, Adickes said, is part of the future of Harlingen.

“Everything you do in life depends on you being literate and being able to read,” Adickes told the students.

Over the past few months, Harlingen Police Department Officers have joined together with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and reached hundreds of students and taught them the importance of reading.

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