NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A local police officer has made a big name for himself in recent years for his method of community policing.

Officer Tommy Norman has thousands of followers on social media.

His goal is to be a positive role model and make an impact in someone’s life daily.

He has taken it all a step further by creating the Mission Give Foundation.

“I was born and raised to give,” says Norman.

When he goes to the North Little Rock Boys & Girls Club, he’s a normal guy and not in his typical police uniform. He hangs out there with the kids on behalf of his nonprofit.

The Mission Give Foundation was created three years ago. It’s another way for Norman to be a positive role model.

“It’s a foundation I began because I know I’m in the latter part of my career and giving is in my DNA,” he explains.

The Mission Give Foundation aims at building bridges, breaking barriers and molding inner-city youth.

It’s something that’s close to Officer Norman’s heart. 

“I know that when my job as a police officer is done I can still continue to give and give back to the community and serve others through the Mission Give Foundation,” he continues.

For what his foundation does, Norman is being honored. 

“On behalf of Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton we want to congratulate you for winning the Difference Maker Award,” they tell him. 

They’re recognizing the nonprofit’s purpose of molding young minds.

“Officer Norman, thank you for all the work that you do for our community. Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton wants to give Mission Give Foundation a $1,000 check for recognition for your fine work,” they continue. 

“Thank you, it means a lot,” he responds.

Officer Norman says he loves helping out his hometown but hopes to grow his foundation beyond the city limits and beyond his title as an officer. 

“With the Mission Give Foundation, people see me, not just as a police officer, but really as Tommy without a title,” he adds. 

Click here to learn more about the Mission Give Foundation and how you can help.

The Difference Maker Award is brought to you by Rainwater, Holt & Sexton.