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Tville police foster relationships with its youth


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Thomasville Police hosted a special cookout at Cherokee Park for members of the Boys and Girls Teen Center Wednesday.

Officers say it's important to stay active in the community beyond patrolling and making arrests.

They routinely host many youth activities to make sure kids stay on the right path, have positive role models, and foster a healthy relationship with authorities.

"We see these kids from preschool on up. So every last one of the kids come through," says Officer Dominic Ford with the Thomasville Police. 

"A lot we see from elementary, then middle, then usually through the (Boys and Girls Club) teen center, and then high school. So it just helps us keep a relationship with them as well, even when they get older."

Police used their special grill to cook eighty hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids.

They look forward to other activities they have planned throughout the year.

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