PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Police hosted Kayak With Cops Wednesday on the North Shore.
The event saw cops from Zone 1 and Zone 6 hit the rivers to connect with local kids and families.READ MORE: Minority-Led Businesses Take Biggest Hit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
— Pgh Police Zone 6 (@PghZone6) June 13, 2019
“It was a great event. It highlighted the work of Venture Outdoors, Pittsburgh Police and Milagro Consulting, which put it all together,” said Zone 1 Commander Christopher Ragland. “It was great to get out in the water, forge new relationships and to see the city from a different perspective.”READ MORE: Police Investigating After Man Shot In Garfield
On Twitter, Police Chief Scott Schubert said the event was part of an effort to engage with the community.
Our Kayak with Cops event was a big hit today on the North Shore. Thank you to @MelissaMigliaro & @ventureoutdoors for partnering with @pghpolice (@PghZone1 & @PghZone6) on this awesome community engagement event. Too many smiles to count! @CityPGH Proud! @joinpghpolice
— Scott Schubert (@PghPoliceChief) June 13, 2019MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Pittsburgh: AHN Administers Thousands Of Shots On Saturday
Photos shared on social media featured some happy Pittsburghers as they got to know their local law enforcement better.