Arlington students learn to s.o.a.r.

S.O.A.R. program

The Riverside Police Department had a great idea: gather a small group of students, put them in real life law enforcement scenarios and let them portray being the police officer to see how they would react in such a situation. As you will hear, the point is to educate teens in why police do what they do and how they should interact with police if confronted by such a situation. They also learn the rights they have as citizens. It’s a new program that RPD calls S.O.A.R. (Seeking Other Alternatives before Reacting), and one of the first events was held at Arlington High School. Expect the Department to expand it to more schools and students throughout the city.