WATCH: Colorado Springs Police launch program to help build positive relationships in the community

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 7:00 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Springs police department now has a new program called “Play COS” aimed at creating positive interactions between officers and the Colorado Springs community.

Sports gear (i.e. footballs, soccer balls, basketballs) was donated to each one of CSPD’s patrol divisions for officers to keep in their cruisers to give out to kids and teens during their shifts. Officers have already given out nearly 200 balls to local kids.

CPSD community relations officer Adam Menter tells 11 News sports can bring people together and they hope this will start conversations. “Especially in an Olympic year, I think we know that sports have that ability to bridge that barrier between cultures even if you don’t speak the same language. It’s turned into you these really great community conversations to really build trust between police in the community” said Menter.

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