DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Police Department teamed up with the National Conference of Community Justice to hold a youth camp and dinner.
The goal was to bridge the gap in police-community relations in order to help build safer neighborhoods.
“We now have kids with allies in the police force. So that police officer who once may have been scary for a lot of the youth can now say that person is friendly, that person is a friend,” says Program Manager Lake Miller.
This is the eighth year for the event and the first held in West Dayton.