Cops & Bobbers ®
This program is designed to teach kids fishing. The cops are the hosts and we have volunteers from the community assist as well. The goal of Cops & Bobbers is to get kids hooked on fishing rather than drugs and crime, and show cops in a positive and friendly manner.
This grant will be used for life jackets, poles, fishing equipment, and boat rental. Each enrolled police department must hold a minimum of four events per year. Children must be seven and older to participate. Ninety percent of sign-ups must be unique from event to event, to ensure that a diverse cross-section of the community has access to the program. All children enrolled in the program will receive food, beverages, t-shirts and a small gift bag. The grant is renewable up to three (3) years, provided the department shows clear evidence they are on route to being self-sufficient. All approved police departments will be provided with funding, training in implementing the program, and training in how to fund raise to help sustain the program. Police departments must receive and maintain a waiver for children signed by parents in order to participate in this program. The average group size per outing will be 18 to 20 kids.
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