FERRIS — Giving someone a cold bottle of water on a warm day is a refreshing act of kindness, and the Ferris Police Department hopes to use this act of kindness as a way to build relationships in its community outreach program, Cop on the Block.

Officers and volunteers will hit the streets at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the South Creek subdivision located off of Farm-to-Market Road 660 with a goal to foster conversations with residents.

“We have several different community programs that we do. Thursday we have Cop on the Block. All we do there is we have a little wagon that we load up with cold water,” Ferris Police Chief Eddie Salazar said. “Several of us police officers in uniform and volunteers just go through the different neighbors and pull the little wagon around and give out free water to whoever wants it and engage in conversations.”

Salazar stated officers are not going out there to solicit information but if residents do want to talk about law enforcement matters or concerns they have officers will be more than happy to listen.