The Southbridge Police department is very involved with the youth of
the community. One of the many
examples of that commitment is the Cops & Kids program sponsored by
the police department.
The Cops & Kids program is designed to not only give the youth of
the community some after school
activities, but it is also designed to familiarize the students with
Two of the most active programs are the after school basketball league,
which is held on every
Wednesday and Thursday night. This program has between 60-100 junior
high students participating,
with police officers acting as coaches and referee's.
Another activity with large participation is the Cops & Kids
dances. These dances are offered once
a month on Friday nights. The participation ranges from 150-200
students attending, with officers acting as chaperones.
We encourage all parents with teenage children to contact the police
department if they are interested
in their children becoming involved in any of the programs offered
through Cops & Kids.
You can contact Sgt Jose Dingui at: (508) 764-5420
on the link below to register for the 2011 After-School Basketball