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Cumberland Police Youth Summer Camp Marking Fifth Year

June 21st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police Youth Summer Camp is marking its fifth year with the highest number of participants — 51 Allegany County students in grades six through eight. The program was recognized for its success during this week’s Cumberland City Council meeting. Sgt. James Hott said the program was initiated in 2009, based on a similar program in Winchester, Va., with a simple goal — to mentor middle school students, providing them with the skills and information to make smart, healthy and safe decisions. Hott said the goal of the program is to foster an interest and respect for law enforcement in these impressionable teens, while providing them with a safe place during the summer break. Getting kids interested in the program has never been a problem…


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