DCW50 Heroes: DC Police Officers bridging the gap in their communities

WASHINGTON, DC -- Thursday Metro Police Officers got together for their second 'Bridge the Gap' event in Ward 5, kicking off a summer of bonding between the community and local law enforcement.

"We really do care about this community because we all are a community... we're in this together.", said MPD Officer David Wilkerson, about the police department's mission to connect with the communities they serve and spread some positivity.

Along with fellowship and free food, Thursday's Bridge the Gap event also sought to get kids who may have dropped out, back in school.
To make that happen, MPD partnered up with Sustainable Futures Public Charter School to put on the block party..

Natasha Warsaw, Founder of Sustainable Futures Public Charter School said, "We're here because we believe in our kids and we intend to give them the absolute best that anyone can in this community."

This was the second event of more to come over the summer.
So far, Officer Wilkerson says the response has been a good one, saying, 
"Any time you can come out here with the people, you can fellowship and bring them resources as well, try to help them get back in high school, things if hat nature, it's always a positive way thing."