Bridging the G.A.A.P Conversation

(Gaining Appreciation by Adjusting Perspectives)

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office & Department of Juvenile Justice

Bridging the G.A.A.P. is a unique program that allows young adults to have a one on one experience with Law Enforcement Officers. Youth are selected by their School Resource Officers and through other providers. This opportunity allows both the youth, and Law Enforcement Officers to spend individual time getting to know each other in a relaxed and open environment.

The goal of the program is to create a casual setting, allowing an open dialogue between participants. Spending time with deputies in a non-Law Enforcement situation will hopefully humanize the officers and encourage the youth to view them as individuals, instead of just “cops.”