Over the past several years, our news and media seem to be polluting the wire with mostly negative news stories. It’s getting pretty difficult to turn on the news and not hear about another police shooting and the subsequent outrage and panic that follows.

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Although there have been longstanding issues surrounding police relations in America now for quite some time, it’s hardly fair to say that all police are bad people. Despite the negative outlook surrounding police in America lately, there is one inspiration police officer who is making a difference: His name is Officer Tommy Norman of Little Rock, Arkansas. His kind deeds and random acts of kindness in his community are making a difference. And with the power of social media, Officer Norman is changing public perception about law enforcement one social media post at a time.
 

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A Friend With a Badge

Officer Tommy Norman believes that being a police officer is not just about stopping crime but also about giving back to the community. He understands that in order to police the community he lives, he must first befriend and truly get to know the community he serves. Officer Norman interacts with his community on a daily basis, offering snacks and drinks on a hot day to playing a pick-up game of basketball. He’s not just trying to put on a show, Officer Norman has been helping and befriending those around him his entire life. Because he cares, he loves and he believes that everyone deserves a chance.

Officer Norman’s daily activities in the community are chronicled on his Instagram page. You can check his Instagram out here: https://www.instagram.com/tnorman23/?hl=en

On Officer Norman’s Instagram page, you’ll frequently find positive videos of him interacting with the community and sharing their unique stories. His random acts of kindness during a patrol route have changed his community for the better. Particularly, amongst the inner-city youth and in the black community.

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