Jonesboro police now carrying diapers for kids

Jonesboro police now carrying diapers for kids
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police fight to keep citizens safe daily, but now they have another tool in their arsenal.

The Jonesboro Police Department recently partnered with the Arkansas Family Doulas to stock up on disposable diapers for officers to sign out and carry while on patrol.

Patrolman Blake Easley says he frequently sees families with children in need when he responds to a call.

"We go to a lot of calls where families are in need. Anything from food to diapers", said Easley. "We see a lot of kids running around in dirty diapers. And we've got diapers now to give to those families and help them out."

Many officers have been buying items, like diapers, on their own and delivering them to the families.

Easley says they're excited to get the chance to help in a new way.

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