The primary goals of the Top Cop Reading Program are to encourage reading and encourage more parental involvement in their child’s reading and education. The Program is designed to promote relationships between families, police, public libraries and elementary students. It will also provide students with an insight as to how the R.C.M.P. functions as a police force. This is accomplished by incorporating the R.C.M.P. rank structure to recognize reading success.
The program is simple to run and does not create more work for teachers. Police spend less than one hour at each school. They visit once before the reading program starts to explain how it works and a second time at the end of the program to present awards to the successful students.