(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is bringing back a much requested community service. Up until April 9th, the department was accepting requests from the community for a “birthday squad” visit where members of the force would visit children in the Beaver Dam area for their birthday. Due to an overwhelming number of requests the department had to stop their “birthday squad” visits. Monday, Beaver Dam police say they are bringing back the special visits with a few requirements. The child must be turning between the ages of six and 16, must live within the city of Beaver Dam and have a birthday during the “Safer at Home” order which is in effect until April 24th. The department says if the order is extended they will take requests after it is announced. They say that they have received much positive feedback and many thankyous for their birthday parades. However, the department notes that some members of the community have been critical of the service, complaining about the police officers using their time to do this. The department says they strongly believe that it is part of their duty to connect with people they serve in a positive way, especially in these interesting times.
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