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New program brings Farmington officers into schools

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Farmington parents might spot police officers in the elementary school buildings a few times next year, but it's all for a good reason.


In the fall, the Farmington police department begins its new Blue in the Schools program. The program brings police officers into the school buildings on a regular basis.

Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist is implementing the new initiative this year as an outreach program to make kids and parents more familiar with police officers.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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