Denver, Colorado 2021-09-25 15:28:35 –
Denver-Denver Police Station staff and children living in or near one of the five areas Denver has identified as “crime hotspots” will meet on Saturday morning to play basketball and connect in a positive environment. I got it.
“We’re really trying to build that bridge, right?” Said Denver police officer Latrisha Gus. “We are trying to close the gap between the community and police officers as a whole.”
Over 80 children attended DPD’s Hoop 4 Safety Basketball Clinic.
“Many of these children come from poorly serviced areas,” said Gas Officer.
Among the children who participated was Princess Hillburn, who was 12 years old. She had met some of Denver’s officers before, but was excited to meet and interact with more on Saturday.
“I saw some Denver cops dunking. They were shooting good basketball,” she said.
If there was one thing Gus wanted Denver 7 to take the kids out of the basketball clinic, it was that they could trust the officer.
“They don’t have to be afraid of us because I really want them to know that we are here for them. They don’t have to be afraid to see me come in. I want them to know when they see. I know, “Oh, that’s Officer Gus. Let me greet you. Give her a hug,” she says. I did.
The Basketball Clinic was also the kick-off for a new mentoring program. Institutions throughout Denver’s public security territory can guide children in the Denver community.
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