Officer Norman inspiring and helping others with "community policing"

Officer Tommy Norman has gained praise on social media for his unique approach on "community policing." He joined Good Day DC to discuss the positive impact it's making on many lives. He also shared he finds inspiration in the recent tragedies occurring worldwide.
 
At age 13, Officer Norman knew his heart was set out to serve. Whether it meant mowing his neighbor’s lawn or shaking a person’s hand, he found joy in making people happy. He thanks his mother for teaching him to put others first.
 
In 1998, Tommy Norman became a police officer for North in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the platform to serve others grew by tenfold. Social media, the game changer, has allowed the world to see the good he’s been doing for his community. From dancing with kids, to giving out toys, and even cleaning the local McDonald’s windows-- making a difference is what drives Officer Norman to give and do more.
 
According to Officer Norman, “community policing” can happen anywhere across the country. It simply requires commitment to your community.
 
His message to officers seeking to implement the model, “It takes you getting out of your patrol car. It takes you really being committed. The community may turn their backs on you initially because they’re a little reluctant to what your intentions are. Once you lead from the heart, give it time, you’ll see some big changes.”
 
Through his social media platforms, Officer Norman has unknowingly written a guide for fellow officers seeking to inspire through social media. His key tip is to form relationships with the people you interview. Getting to know people’s stories is vital for “community policing.”
 
In a post on his Instagram account, he tells FOX 5 DC how he's handling the tragedies that have occurred.

"The community, the world really, is in a state of hurt right now. That really inspires me to make a bigger difference in my community. To try and heal people’s hearts in the North of Arkansas."

The Game, East Coast rapper, was inspired by Officer Norman’s work that he set up a GoFundMe account which he dubbed "The Robin Hood Project." In the description he wrote, “Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one and Officer Norman is changing that one person at a time."

 
All items will be purchased and delivered straight to Officer Norman so that his trunk can be fully stocked with snacks, drinks, and toys for the kids. Click here if you wish to donate to the GoFundMe account.
The Game, East Coast rapper, was inspired by Officer Norman’s work that he set up a GoFundMe account which he dubbed "The Robin Hood Project." In the description he wrote, “Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one and Officer Norman is changing that one person at a time."
 
All items will be purchased and delivered straight to Officer Norman so that his trunk can be fully stocked with snacks, drinks, and toys for the kids. Click here if you wish to donate to the GoFundMe account.
Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories