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New program brings Farmington officers into schools


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 started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. 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 Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as 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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