SLAM DUNK!Boston Police Officers and Boston Youth Team Up for Basketball! WHO: Officers from the Upham’s Corner Safe Street Team and youth from the Upham’s Corner community WHAT: Boston Police officers engage youth from Upham’s Corner in a game of basketball. WHERE: Bird Street Community Center (gymnasium) 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester WHEN: October 7, 2009 from 5:00pm-6:00pm WHY: The Boston Police Department is dedicated to community policing. The department strives everyday to strengthen ties and build community trust with the residents whom we serve. The department recognizes the significance of cultivating police relations with local teens and fostering a good rapport so that youth and police can work together to improve safety and reduce crime in all Boston neighborhoods. This event is just one of the many examples of how the BPD is connecting with local members of the community and demonstrating our commitment to community policing.