Wickenburg Five-0

The Wickenburg FIVE-0 program is designed to place officers in the classrooms of Wickenburg's schools. The purpose of the program is to build proactive relationships with the youth of Wickenburg and facilitate a positive mentorship between the officers and the students.

The program's goal is for each officer of the WPD to spend fifty hours during the school year in the classroom, hence "FIVE-0". This averages about 5 hours per month, per officer. The officers share lunch with the students, occasionally teach safety messages, attend sporting events, and act as chaperones on field trips. The curriculum taught is purchased through donations and tee shirt sales by officers. The 2011-2012 school year was the first year for the Wickenburg FIVE-0 program. The program was very popular with the students during its initial year.