It was a first-time fishing experience for a group of children from the Grand Prairie Boys and Girls Clubs.
Each year, officers from the Grand Prairie Police Department spend a Saturday morning fishing with our future. Several children learned how to fish, all while meeting new role models and most importantly, making new friends.
“Everybody remembers the first time they caught a fish. We want that memory to be associated with a police officer so later on in life, when they are a civic-minded adult, they’ll understand that as police officers, we’re here to help them,” said Police Chief Steve Dye.
Children took home a goodie bag and a fishing rod of their own so they can continue the sport. The yearly event enhances police-community relationships and teaches children the importance of environmental stewardship.
SOURCE Grand Prairie Police Department