In June, 2017, the Northampton Police Department announced its new Police Trading Card program. The goal of this community outreach initiative is to strengthen relationships between NPD officers and the youth in our community. We get to meet our youngest citizens and they get to meet us! Participating officers carry their own personal trading cards with them as they work. Each trading card has a photo of the officer along with a short biography on the back. Cards are numbered 1-50 so that kids can keep track of which ones they need to complete their collection. School-aged children are encouraged to participate. Children should look for NPD officers who are working and ask them for their card. It is important that children only approach officers when they are not actively involved in a police call or activity such as a car stop, interviewing witnesses, or directing traffic. Children and their families are also welcome to stop into the station to see who is working.