Published August 26, 2018
Hendersonville Times News

Since April 2018, STAND T.A.L.L. Thank A Local Lawman has been very involved with the Boys & Girls Club through our "Kids & Cops" program. We provide paid off-duty law enforcement security to the Club which encourages positive police interactions with the children both during their after school programming and throughout their summer camp schedule.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Building positive relationships between police and children: That's the goal of the Kids and Cops program, which launched Tuesday in Hendersonville.
Police officers met with students as they arrived at the Boys and Girls club after school. Officers helped the students with homework, listened to their concerns and offered a helping hand.  See the video here. 

Published April 20, 2018
Hendersonville Times News
Photograper: Patrick Sullivan

K-9 officer Pete Laite runs drills with his dog Sunny on Friday in a field off of Grove Street. The K-9 unit of the Hendersonville Police Department decided to retire Bak, a 10-year veteran of its team. With the help of STAND T.A.L.L., the HPD acquired its latest K-9. Laite and Sunny, a 2-year old Belgian Malinois, completed multi-day training last month.

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (Blue Ridge Now) Three of Henderson County’s finest are now safer after being outfitted with lightweight, bullet-proof vests to match their human counterparts.

Local nonprofit STAND T.A.L.L. (Thank a Local Lawman) helped raise funds to purchase protective vests for the three Belgian Malinois serving as K-9 deputies for the Sheriff’s Office.

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Henderson County's K-9 officers now have added protection when they're on the job.

The group Stand TALL spearheaded a fundraising effort to buy protective vests for the county's three K-9s, including Ranger and Maik.

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