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The Mesquite Police Department was featured on Fox 4 news broadcast about its successful youth summer camp.
A group of Mesquite police officers have a really hard assignment this summer: running a summer camp for middle and elementary school kids.
It’s a type of community policing that gets cops out of uniform and takes kids places they’ve never been before. The free two-week camp run by the Mesquite Police Department is paid for by the City of Mesquite.
School resource officers and their Sergeant Mark Bradford traded uniforms for a camp t-shirt.
Sergeant Mark Bradford said, “With the help of the school district and the SROs in these schools, they’ve identified kids that could use maybe a positive influence for the summer. It’s pretty cool just to kind of watch them over the next two weeks— really, these first few days — just really a change in their personalities and how they treat us and how we treat them.”