The Oct 14. event strives to tighten ties between officers and the community.
The Winslow Township Police Department will host its 1st annual “Cops & Bobbers” event on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Oak Pond, located at 220 Blue Anchor Road, Sicklerville NJ 08081.
The event’s goal is to teach children about fishing, aiming to direct their attention away from negative influences like gangs, drugs and criminal activity. Additionally, the department hopes that friendships will develop between officers and the kids. Ideally, those bonds will resound past the lake and spread throughout the community.
The Winslow Township Fire Department, Winslow Township EMS, Winslow Township Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliance, GCADA, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, local businesses and volunteers from around the area will be on hand to assist, as well.
The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15.
Here is some more information:
- The first 30 eligible registrants will receive a T-Shirt, Fishing Cap and a rod/reel combo.
- Eligible registrants: Winslow Township residents between the ages of 6 and 14.
- All registrants must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be a waiver form to be signed the day of the event.
- There will be loaner rods/reels available for use the day of the event, if needed. Bait and tackle will also be supplied, however, personal equipment may be used.
- Fishing licenses are not necessary for the children.
- Complimentary refreshments will be available, as well as prizes and giveaways.
- Registration forms are available here or can be picked up in person at the Winslow Township Police Headquarters
Any questions can be directed to Lt. Christopher Dubler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609–567–0700 x 1136.