One of the highlights of participating in the community is the reward of giving back to the community. Operation P.U.L.S.E. has sponsored several annual Father and Son Breakfasts with local schools in the community. This event gave an opportunity for fathers to bond with their sons in a positive environment. Several men from different walks life and professional backgrounds were on hand at the request of P.U.L.S.E. to serve as role models and mentors to the

students without a male figure present.

Operation P.U.L.S.E. participates annually as a local sponsor of ‘National Night Out’ against Crime. National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships

4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and standing together.

Operation P.U.L.S.E. secured and administered the Hotspots grant, an initiative funded by the state through the Baltimore City Police Department and was a coordinated effort of state, local, and neighborhood groups to bring to bring about reduction in crime and enhance neighborhood safety and pride.

Operation P.U.L.S.E. facilitated the Ambassadors Program which trained persons in security techniques and community relations in partnership with John Hopkins Medical Institutions Corporate Security along H.E.B.C.A.C. (Historic East Baltimore Community Act on Coalition). As a part of training, these persons patrolled the Monument Street Merchant Corridor. The 6 month long training program served as a springboard for individuals completing the program to be hired by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Corporate Security. P.U.L.S.E. additionally assisted persons in acquiring a G.E.D.

Through the sharing of the documentary, The Interrupters, P.U.L.S.E. initiated crucial dialogue between former gang member, law enforcement and our community. Operation P.U.L.S.E. also gave the community an opportunity to show appreciation for those who put their lives on the line each day, and the families who have loved, and in some cases lost, them. The Heroes Behind the Badge showing gave the community a perspective which had been missing in many communities where trust between law enforcement and residents is now growing.

Operation P.U.L.S.E. has even been privileged to be visited by the former United States so affected by crime. Attorney General, The Honorable Janet Reno, to see the firsthand how P.U.L.S.E. makes a difference in the community it serves and the lives of people so affected by crime. P.U.L.S.E. continues to be honored by churches, schools, local and state government for their commitment to the prevention of crime.