Boys to Law Enforcement Day fosters relationship with police

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Local police officers gathered at the Bowling Green Hot Rods stadium Saturday for Boys to Law Enforcement Day. The event was to build positive relationships with law enforcement and young males in the community through education and athletics. 

The Boys to Men organization said they wanted the officers to be seen in a positive light and to build love and positive energy.

The organization said that education and athletics are a great way to tie the narrative together, as both require discipline, integrity, teamwork, confidence and trust. 

Members of the Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Western Kentucky University Police were all present.

The boys were broken down into grade levels within the program for each activity. Some of the day’s activities included running the bases with a cop, a home run derby and a flag football game. 

“In our organization we always try to find a way to promote positivity. No matter what’s going on in the world. It’s like you see one side of the world being negative but let’s look at the positives. And in our community we control the positive narrative and we’re going to continue to push that,” said Boys to Men director Tyreon Clark. 

This was the first Boys to Law Enforcement Day, and they said they are making this an annual event, with an even higher expected turnout next year.