FAF to Support 3rd Annual Cops and Bobbers Youth Event, Garfield, New Jersey April 28th.

Forestville, WI: The Future Angler Foundation is working with Police Officer Jeffrey Stewart from the City of Garfield, New Jersey Police Department; Community Affairs Division to support the 3RD Annual Cops and Bobbers Youth Fishing event on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Danherts Lake Park, Garfield, NJ. It is a community effort to find ways to foster positive relationships with the youth and their families in an effort to deter them from turning to the street, getting involved in gangs or partaking in drug activity.

The goal of Cops and Bobbers is to get kids hooked on fishing rather than drugs and crime. Additionally, it is our hope that providing the youth of our community with the opportunity to fish with the police officers from town that the positive experience will show police officers in a non-threatening and friendly light.  New Jersey Department of Fish and Game agreed to grant the participants a one day special use fishing permit for all those who chose to participate in the program.

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The City of Garfield is two square miles and has a population of approximately 31,000 residents. It goes without saying that overcrowding has affected the amount of recreational areas for their children. One of the few remaining community parks happens to be adjacent to our police headquarters. In the middle of the park lies Dahnerts Lake, which is stocked with trout by the New Jersey Department of Fish and Game. While many residents use the park to play, the lake is under-utilized. In light of this fact and after hearing about the Cops and Bobbers Program, a few officers from the department got together and decided to implement the program.

For more information about the event contact Police Office Jeffery Stewart at: jstewart@garfieldpolice.org

or call: 973-478-8500 Ext 4143

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