The Lorain Police Department’s Do the Right Thing (DTRT) program has served as a community policing initiative since December of 2001. The program works to reward our city’s youth for doing the right thing.
The goal of the program is to recognize good kids for their accomplishments and reinforce their positive behavior to show them they can be role models for other youth. It also helps build and strengthen relationships between the police department, school system, and local businesses. This program enhances the relationships between all youth in the community and Police Officers.
Each month students are nominated by teachers, police officers and other adults in the community for their good deeds or positive behavior. Winners are chosen for everything from improving grades, volunteering for a good cause, turning in valuable property, to saving a life.