PAL hosts “Touchdown For Success” in Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. – The Cambridge and Salisbury Police Department’s teamed up on Friday morning to put on “Touchdown For Success”, a brand-new initiative using the game of football to bridge the gap between cops and the community.
“If we can get ahead of the curve developing these relationships, its gonna give us ten-fold in the future. Not only for our agencies and our cities, but the people we come in contact with,” said Salisbury PD Corporal Matthew Thompsen. “They are gonna walk away with that saying the officers really do care about us, and just one kid at a time, its gonna make an impact in our community.”
PAL also brought out special guests, former NFL standouts. Darrell Reid, Anthony Montgomery, Byron Chamberlain, and Jack Brewer all made their way to Salisbury to add to the message. “If I can give them just a little piece of something that could help them be successful in life, help them impact their community, and have each others backs you know, that’s what we’re here for,” said Brewer, who spent his five NFL seasons with four teams.
Department officials tell us there are many more events like this in the works to continue to build relationships in their respective communities.