Officers with the Keene Police Department recently finished posing around town for photos to be included in a calendar that will benefit its residents.
The calender was created by the Cleburne Times-Review and Keene Police Chief Emmitt Jackson said every penny from its proceeds goes toward the department’s outreach events.
The calenders cost $15 cash.
“This includes being able to purchase Christmas gifts for needy families in Keene,” KPD Chief Jackson said.
Times-Review Managing Editor Monica Faram said the calendar was the perfect opportunity to do a community project.
“Chief Jackson was very excited about the possibility of creating a police calendar from the first moment it was mentioned,” Faram said. “Reporter Jessica Pounds did a great job getting a wide variety of photos to use in the calendar, with everything from eating donuts in the donut shop to bluebonnets.”
Residents can purchase their calendar at the police station, 203 W. Hillcrest St., from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“We will also have these for sale at Starfest, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Hillcrest Street and Mockingbird Lane,” Jackson said. “We are also going to look at stores in Keene to see if we can drop some off and let them sell them there.”
An autograph session with officers is in the works. Jackson said information will be posted on the Keene Police Department Facebook page.
“I think the Cleburne Times-Review is awesome for putting this together,” he said. “The CTR is a first-rate newspaper and they are always easy to work with. Anytime we need to get the word out about things we are doing in the community, or need to get out public safety bulletins, the CTR is very helpful.”
The 2020 calender features the following:
• January: Officer Justin Hand.
• February: Chief Emmitt Jackson and Detective Tracy Glenn.
• March: Lt. Steven Miller.
• April: Chief Emmitt Jackson, officer Justin Hand, Lt. Steven Miller and former officer David Hernandez.
• May: Officer Jose Serrato.
• June: Chief Emmitt Jackson.
• July: Officer Jose Serrato.
• August: Officers Sean Amos, Joseph Rios and Justin Hand.
• September: Keene Police Department badge.
• October: Lt. Steven Miller.
• November: Officer Azael Rodriguez.
• December: Chief Emmitt Jackson, Detective Tracy Glenn and Keene Fire Department Capt. Ryan Howerton.
The back of the calendar also includes home and auto crime prevention tips. There is also a property inventory sheet where residents can log information about valuables such as electronics and firearms.