PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: SLAM DUNK! Boston Police Officers and Boston Youth Team Up for Basketball!

WHO:             Officers from District A-7, youth from East Boston including Maverick, Orient Heights, Brandywyne, Jeffries Point, Shore Plaza, Eagle Hill and the Boston Ballers.

WHAT:           Boston Police officers engage youth from East Boston in a game of basketball. This event marks the 1st Annual End of the School Year Youth Basketball Tourney. The event will include games and prizes for local youth and an opportunity to meet local officers.

WHERE:        LoPresti Park Basketball Courts

WHEN:           Sunday, June 13, 2010 from 9:00am-4:00pm

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.