Making a Difference: Boston Police Officer Kenneth Grubbs - Friend, Neighbor, Role Model

In Roxbury, Boston Police Officer Kenneth Grubbs is known by many names: Kenny, block party DJ, Karaoke King – but most importantly, he is known as a role model in the neighborhood he loves.  Kenny learned years ago how to transform the relationship between the police and the community from one of distrust to one of engagement by simply being available, being a good neighbor and being a positive example for young people.  “You have to model leadership for kids,” Ken says. “I show them that if you live in a community, you have to take ownership and responsibility.”