Delaware News

Basketball camp lets kids get to know cops


Delaware police officers will share their hoops knowledge during their first-ever youth summer basketball camp July 22-24.

Officer Sean Franks created the free program, open to students in grades 4-6 who are interested in getting to know the game and the officers.

"Officers are always looking for ways they can be involved in the community and be good role models," said police Capt. Adam Moore.

"We want to give kids the opportunity to be around the officers in a positive setting," he added.

From 9 a.m. to noon each day, officers will teach shooting, dribbling and defensive and offensive moves. The camp participants also will play games in teams.

The camp will be held at Willis Intermediate School, 74 W. William St. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Moore said there are plans for the basketball camp to become a summer tradition for the department.

"I think when it comes to events like this, the sky is the limit," he said.

Officers host annual Safety Town programs and school resource officers typically facilitate events in their buildings, Moore said, but the basketball camp will be the first to cater to boys and girls in grades 4-6.