In an article by USA Today about police activity across the nation, CRAB’s very own Kid Camp was highlighted as positive community relations work.
“Come sail away with me
A few Maryland officers are working hard to show kids that cops are there to protect not marginalize. Fifteen students in a state sailing camp run by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) — a group that uses sailing to reach kids in high-risk neighborhoods — learned to navigate rough waters with officers from two state police departments.
A few kids, an officer and a CRAB volunteer took on the rapid winds in teams.
“Now they have the chance to see us in another light — to see that we do care about them,” said Cpl. Allen Marcus of Anne Arundel County’s police department, one of two agencies that participated in the event.”
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