Bigs in Badges is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships.
These relationships can help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve.
On Monday, March 13th in a joint press conference, the Greenville County’s Sheriff’s Department & BBBS Upstate announced the start of this program in Upstate South Carolina. Beginning in August of 2017, approximately 30 law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Department will go to various elementary schools in Greenville County to mentor young men and women. BBBS is excited about this new program – which has a total of 7 total law enforcement agencies participating – and hopes to further expand it throughout the Upstate with many other law enforcement agencies.