Why This Policeman Skateboards With Teens While On Patrol

Why This Policeman Skateboards With Teens While On Patrol

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Officer Craig Hanaumi may be considered the coolest cop in town, but he insists that he is just doing his job.

Whenever he is not patrolling the streets of Seattle, Washington, the Bellevue police officer is either playing trombone, doing jiu jitsu, or skateboarding.

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These activities are Craig’s way of forging positive relationships between law enforcement and the community and meeting civilians that he wouldn’t normally get to interact with otherwise.

Craig believes that natural participation in sports and recreation creates more meaningful bonds than conversation – and judging by the youngsters he is skating with in this video, his hunch is right on target.

(WATCH the video below)

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