The 2019 PATCH Camp was a success thanks to a great group of young people, the families that support them and the HPD staff that hosted the camp. HPD's Facebook page has details from the week's events.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors:
Steven Toyota, Chipotle, Domino's Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Firehouse Subs, Wood Grill Buffet, Sharp Shopper, JMU UREC and Kline's Ice Cream for making it a memorable experience.
This will be an annual event so check back for the 2020 camp application in April.
Pride, Accountability, Teamwork, Courage and Honor (P.A.T.C.H.) exemplify what is expected in a police officer and this camp will allow the Harrisonburg Police Department to interact with youth in a positive, friendly environment that develops trust while focusing on those five core values.
Area youth ages 12 to 16 are encouraged to apply and accept the challenge of the week-long summer camp held in July. Campers will get a look inside the different divisions and units of the Harrisonburg Police Department, while developing their P.A.T.C.H values.
Harrisonburg Police Chief Eric D. English’s dedication to the community was the driving force of the camp’s creation.
“This is a great opportunity for the police to be involved with our youth, formulating leadership for the future,” Chief English said. “It is a privilege, with the help of our community sponsors, to provide these young boys and girls with the opportunity to develop into future leaders.”
Sgt Charles Grubbs, Community Resource Unit Supervisor