With full-page ad, Faribault police pull a community closer

There is drawing lines in the sand between police and the public (embodied in the next post down) and there is law enforcement pulling a community closer together.

An example of the latter comes from the police department in Faribault, Minn., and the sheriff’s office in Rice County, which paid for a full-page ad in the Faribault Daily News. It didn’t ask anyone to choose sides.

“Faribault, like many other departments in this country, realizes the importance of their outreach in the community,” The Kenyon Leader’s Gunnar Olson writes. “Like [Kenyon police chief Lee] Sjolander’s Facebook posts, the Faribault departments are finding their own way to remind everyone in their area that they are the good guys, seeking peace in their town.”