Speeders beware! Leawood police get extra 'help' from preschoole - KCTV5

Speeders beware! Leawood police get extra 'help' from preschooler

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Oliver, on his motorcycle complete with aviators, wants to be a police officer. (Brandi Davis) Oliver, on his motorcycle complete with aviators, wants to be a police officer. (Brandi Davis)
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) -

Authorities in one Johnson County city are getting some extra help from a pint-sized police officer.

For drivers along a certain stretch of Mission Road, there's a preschooler watching for speeders right alongside Leawood police, and he means business.

Oliver, on his motorcycle complete with aviators, wants to be a police officer.

The 5-year-old got his uniform for Christmas last year, and his mom says he wears it every day, rain or shine, to do his part to "help" Leawood officers by running radar near 97th Street and Mission Road.

Leawood police first met Oliver at a public open house and quickly became friends. They say it's a great thing to foster an early trusting relationship with law enforcement.

"I think in this day and age with law enforcement, it is just so important whether somebody Oliver’s age all the way on up…it’s just so important we connect with our communities and get to know each other," Officer Phil Goff said.

Oliver's mother, Brandi Davis, says everyone in the area knows her son and gives a friendly wave.

"And they joke with him throughout the neighborhood that he has his handcuffs if they’re bad," she said.

As for Oliver, he just likes to help.

"I can handcuff people ... get bad guys," he said.

Davis said her son takes his job so seriously he often wears his uniform to preschool.

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