The Bodden Town Community Officers PC Reynolds Matthews and and AC Lance Thomas of Beat 5 launched a community outreach program in the North Sound Gardens Playground. The program is called Youth in Focus and is designed to assist young people in the different communities of Sector Two (Bodden Town District) by providing them with wholesome activities, especially in sports, to keep them occupied and healthy.
On the day of the Launch, Sunday 3 March, officers met with the youth and had discussion and then played a game of basketball with them. The event was well supported by the community as a large number of persons turned out with their children to participate and members of the community, who were present at the game, expressed their enthusiasm and support for this initiative to strive. Several Community Policing Officers from other beats attended the launch to assist and support their fellow officers as well.
PS Pompey, sergeant in charge of Sector Two states “The program is geared towards all children, but especially towards those youth in the communities who have been struggling with interpersonal and communications skills, who may then be led off the path to success. It is to help them get back on track and interact with other youths who are striving so that they can become positive role models for each other.”
Youth in focus will be travelling to different communities within Sector 2 (Bodden Town District) in the coming weeks. If you are interested in hosting a Youth in Focus meeting in your community or you would like to get involved in the event, contact PS Pompey at the Bodden Town Police Station number - 947-2220.