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.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.