Low-Cost Innovations: Community Outreach through Children’s Programs

In 1995 the City of Pocomoke began an innovative approach to community policing by initiating a number of community outreach programs aimed at youth. The programs grew from modest beginnings, with little support and financing, to become well-known community events, winning prestigious awards for being creative and innovative programs. These awards include an award of excellence for our Get Hooked on Fishing program, a National Night Out Award for being 28th in the nation for cities with populations smaller than 10,000, and the Maryland Governor’s Crime Prevention Award in 2003.