Police departments in Texas and North Carolina are throwing their support behind early chilldhood education. In North Carolina, police Chief Rodney Monroe of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. was on-hand for the release of the North Carolina Fight Crime, Invest in Kids report. He said when you don't provide that early opportunity for kids, you're only setting that kid up to possibly become a failure. Fighting crime by investing in kids is a worthwhile effort, he concluded. In Fort Worth Texas, several local police chiefs are encouraging lawmakers to improve the state's prekindergarten program. They are supporting State Bill 21 and House Bill 130, which are designed to make several early childhood education improvements, including decreasing class size, enhancing pre-literacy curriculum and extending the program from half-day to a full-day. The chiefs attending March 9's press conference are all members of the Fight Crime, Invest in Kids organization.