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This cop connects with the community through skateboardingby Jean-Sun Ahn
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Craig Hanaumi is a police officer in Bellevue, Washington.  He, like many cops, works to connect himself to the community he serves.  

Some relationships between police officers and the communities they serve have been strained in recent years as issues like police militarization and racial profiling have come to the forefront of the national conversation.  

To build trust, Officer Hanaumi used his skills and imagination to build a unique relationship with his community. He skateboards at a local skatepark, practices music with kids at a youth center, and volunteers regularly at the Boys & Girls Club and The Salvation Army. 

"I'm just an officer that likes to do things that's not typical to officers."

Craig Hanaumi- Police Officer

Officer Hanaumi enjoys the work he does and all the positive things he is able to do.