The boy drew a photo of a policeman tasering a “gang member” who was laying on the ground.
He was writing to the department to thank them for “protecting our city and cleaning our streets”.
A policeman’s friend in Los Angeles, US, shared the note on Imgur on Thursday 7 September and explained that a local school had sent in letters of appreciation to the department.
“Thank you police department for protecting our city and cleaning our streets,” Josh’s note read.
“When I get old enough, I will enroll [sic] in the explorer programme and become a police officer.
We can imagine receiving notes like this from children are a bit of light relief for men and women in the police department.