The Montgomery County Police Department’s (MCPD) community outreach “Police Adventure Camp” program brought officers and 25 campers to learn and have fun with one another. Held July 11 through 15 at Maryvale Elementary School in Rockville. The program is a partnership between MCPD, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.
The day-camping experience provided the 3rd- through 5th-grade campers with a unique opportunity to better understand the work of police officers and allowed the campers to get to know some of the officers in supportive and mentoring roles. The Officers facilities conflict resolution, team work and good-decision making activities. Campers viewed demonstrations by MCPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers, K-9 teams, and Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division Horse-Mounted Patrol. Former Redskin Charlie Brown provided football drills and Baltimore Blast soccer team member Levi Houapeu led soccer clinics.
Photographs and more information is available police website.