A one of a kind camp was held Monday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Boys and Girls Club. The 1st annual Kids and Cops Summer Camp was held as just another effort to help keep kids off the streets. The camp, held at the W.T. Johnson Center in Augusta, taught children about the different units within the sheriff's office. Officials hope that the more kids learn about the importance of law enforcement, the more they'll respect law enforcement.
"I think it's extremely important, they need to hear from us, and a lot of children need leaders and peers around them and people they can work with as mentors," said Lt. Lewis Blanchard, Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
"Sometimes it makes me feel safe because you have people that care about the community and what our environment is, helping to stop crime and things like that so I think that's a really good thing to do," said Tyrique Robison, Camper,
The program wraps up around 3pm. That's when Sheriff Richard Roundtree will speak to the campers regarding the need for a good education and staying away from crime, drugs and gangs.
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