Wylie Police Club aids, abets community


photo credit: School Resource Officer Micheal Stuart

Aiding and Abetting // Wylie police club meets to discuss this year’s student leadership and future events. This year’s Captain is WHS senior Brooklyn Trout, and the Lieutenants are WHS junior Alexis Stroud, WHS junior Lydia Shumard, and sophomore Layla McElroy.

writer: Heath Hadley, Editor in Chief

The Book Club, Anime Club, Archery Club, FFA, NHS, Student Council and Diversity Club are just a few of the organizations the school offers, but only one of these clubs includes members from both high schools: the Practice of Leadership, Integrity and Character Education, The P.O.L.I.C.E. Club.

“The P.O.L.I.C.E. Club is about showing leadership, responsibility, helping the community and still having fun,” sophomore Christina Figueroa, a member of the Police club from East, said.

P.O.L.I.C.E. Club, at its core, is all about serving others, whether it’s through the people that protect or a car wash. Even the money raised goes to help the community or provide the organization more funding to do so. 

“The club is a non-profit. Everything the club makes for fundraiser is used to support other organizations or people in need, such as the Child Advocacy Center, Families of Fallen Officers, and people in our community who are in need of assistance,” School Resource Officer Michael Stuart said.

Members help and participate at National Night Out, the Wylie Championship Rodeo, Boo on Ballard, PTA Bike Rodeos, the Homecoming Parades and Angel Trees. From car washes to softball tournaments, funds have even gone to organizations like “Dogs for a Dog.” 

The best part is getting all the students together and having them work in the community to make it a better place for all of us”

— Officer Stuart

“The main purpose of the organization is to build better student leaders in our schools,” Officer Stuart said. “This is done by educating the students on what it takes to be a good leader and how they as students have a major role in shaping the atmosphere of their school campus. The organization gets students involved in their schools and in the community. It will allow students to make a difference and change the community they live in and the schools they attend for the better.“ 

The club is sponsored by the campus Student Resource Officers and run through the Wylie Police Department. Members have  helped people since the 2013-2014 school year. It originated by students interested in a law enforcement/community service club at the high school level

“The best part is getting all the students together and having them work in the community to make it a better place for all of us,” Officer Stuart said.

It has 87 members, the three lieutenants, and one captain. Anyone can join if they don’t have a criminal record and turn in the right paperwork. They fellowship at the club meetings and discuss upcoming events they will help with or participate in. The club meetings are on about every monday from 6-7 p.m in the library at Wylie High School. 

“It’s a blast,” Figueroa said. “You get to hang out with the police officers while getting to help your community.”

The club accepts new members at the beginning of each school year, but since that has already passed anyone not in the club can support the club by coming to get their car washed at the Police Club Car Wash Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.