After explaining to him that 911 is reserved for emergencies, “Officer White said he’d always be a friend!” the department wrote.
The boy also received a stuffed animal from the department, got to sit in a patrol car and spend time with Officer White.
The department hashtagged the post with #positiveencounters, #mentoring and #communitypolicing.
Community policing – officers being involved in the community they protect – is increasingly becoming a priority for departments across the country.
"We have a new friend!" the department wrote at the end of the post.