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Date: Feb 7, 2017

Beginning Saturday, March 4 through Saturday, April 1, Baltimore County Police will work with area children to sharpen their basketball skills. The basketball clinic is free to County kids 8 to 14.

This year an extra clinic has been added to the schedule. On March 17, children and officers will meet at Loch Raven Middle School, 8101 LaSalle Road, Towson from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Officers from around the County will share their basketball tips and know-how with the youngsters. The children and police officers will play on state-of-the-art courts to develop their skills in teamwork and hoops.

The Baltimore County Police basketball clinics will run from 9 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted, on each of the following dates at the locations listed below.

  • March 4: Liberty Road Resource Center, 3505 Resource Drive, 21133
  • March 17: Loch Raven Middle School, 8101 LaSalle Road, 21286 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • March 25: Leadership Through Athletics Center, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, 21227
  • April 1: Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, 21222

The children will also learn more about the police officers who work in their neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity for police officers and youngsters to interact with each other. The officers are great role models for young people.

Download and submit the Basketball Clinic permission slip/waiver (PDF) to register for a basketball clinic near you.

Kids are encouraged to invite their friends. There is nothing like a good game of “bball” with friends from your neighborhood. Plus there will be free water bottles and snacks for all.

Time to have fun!

Today, Baltimore County Police officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in honor of a fallen hero.

On February 7, 2000, Sgt. Bruce Prothero was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Pikesville jewelry store. He was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Sgt. Prothero was married and the father of five children.

Revised June 27, 2017