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.

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“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.”

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On Twitter, Police Chief Scott Schubert said the event was part of an effort to engage with the community.

Photos shared on social media featured some happy Pittsburghers as they got to know their local law enforcement better.