In a joint effort with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) Police, Milford Police Department will participate in “Cops and Bobbers.” The event begins with an educational presentation by DNREC on Delaware fisheries and general recreational fishing information.
“After the presentation, participants, who must be accompanied by an adult, will then join officers from the Milford Police Department and members of the Mispillion Bass Club to fish from the banks of the Mispillion River,” Lt. Robert Masten said. “During the event, food and drinks will be provided thanks to partnerships with Wawa and Benvenuto.”
Lt. Masten explained that the police department was always looking for ways to build relationships with the community and to spend time with citizens.
“Pfc. Matthews thought this idea would be a nice addition to the events we participate in during the year,” Lt. Masten said. “It highlights the benefits of enjoying the outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the Mispillion River.”
According to Lt. Masten, anytime the department can strengthen relationships with the community and its youth, it assists them in serving the city.
“Crime prevention is a team effort and strong relationships with our community is essential,” Lt. Masten said. “It also presents an opportunity to introduce children to a new outdoor activity which is both rewarding for our officers and beneficial for the child.”
The program is open to all children aged 16 and under. Fishing gear can be provided if necessary while supplies last. Anyone interested in registering for Cops and Bobbers can call Pfc. James Matthews at 302-422-8081 or reach him by email at [email protected].
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