Bigs with Badges

Bigs with Badges was started to help increase good will and connection between children in our community and the local police force, firefighters, sheriff's office, and other first-responders. These relationships can help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the community they serve. Bigs will meet with their Little on a regular basis at the Little's school or in the community. The role of the mentor is to provide emotional support and encourage them to see their self-worth. The program is being launched in partnership with the Birmingham Police Department but will soon include other law enforcement agencies and public safety officers. 


  • Connect public safety professionals with youth in positive ways
  • Reduce crime and youth/community violence
  • Enhance the quality of children's lives
  • Emphasize the importance of education
  • Promote careers in public safety


  • Birmingham Police Department
  • Central Park Elementary School