(photo courtesy of the Trenton Police Department)

TRENTON, Mo. — How many kids love to fish? How many children look up to police officers or talk about wanting to become one some day? Thanks to the Trenton Police Department, kids can spend a few hours fishing while hanging out with law enforcement and eating lunch. Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross has more.

In order to ensure the safety of all involved, Ross says the department allows some age groups without an adult present, but some need to bring one with them to join in on the fun.

(photo courtesy of the Trenton Police Department)

The event is completely free for the kids to attend. Ross says the goal is to make sure each kid has fun and also gets to walk away with a prize. Because the occasion is completely funded by donations, the department relies on local business owners to help make it special for youth.

Anyone over the age of 16 should be sure to have a Missouri fishing permit before attending the Cops ‘n’ Bobbers occasion.

Chief Ross understands a lot of negativity gets highlighted in the world and that police officers aren’t excluded from the spotlight. He thinks establishing good relationships with area youth is a must, as his department strives to build positive relationships with young people in the community.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is doing its part by donating a lunch for all who attend. The event is   also cosponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus, which is where the event will take place. Chief Ross has directions to the location.

(photo courtesy of the Trenton Police Department)

The Cops ‘n’ Bobbers Fishing Event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at NCMC Barton Farm Campus. Chief Ross hopes all will attend.

The Trenton Police Department is accepting donations of all kinds for the Cops ‘n’ Bobbers Fishing Event. If you or someone you know would like to donate, Chief Rex Ross can be contacted by calling 660-359-2121 or 660-359-5557. An email can also be sent to rross@trentonmo.com.