ST. CLOUD - Officers with the St. Cloud police department are teaming-up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central for a new program.

Officer Tad Hoeschen says the "Bigs in Blue" program partners cops with kids.

Hoeschen says this is the first year of the program here in St. Cloud.  He says he also believes it's the first program like this in the state.

Ten officers have volunteered to work with kids ages eight-to-16 years old.