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Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Launches Middle School Intramural Program

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL sponsored the inaugural intramural after-school program at Terrill Middle School on Tuesday, March 28. Credits: Sean Conklin
Fanwood Lieutenant Eugene Chin participates a game of catch volleyball with young students. Credits: Sean Conklin
Students rebuild their 'hut' in a game of Hulu Hut. Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley instructs students on the rules of the games. Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith (left) and Police Chief Ted Conley engage in a conversation about the program. Credits: Sean Conklin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL today launched its "Cops & Kids" Intramural Program for 5th to 8th graders. Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith was also in attendance while raising awareness for the Mayors Wellness Campaign.

"We’ve undertaken this program to get kids off their video games and participate in some lightly competitive programs with their friends," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. 

“Our kids go to a shared school district, and we want our officers involved in the schools as part of their daily routine. Fanwood officers and Scotch Plains officers walk the halls, talk to the kids and are visible,” said Fanwood Chief Richard Trigo. 

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“People seem to like it, and the officers enjoy interacting with the kids. When police officers get the chance to participate in the schools, it’s a plus for everyone,” Trigo added.

Upcoming dates:

Terrill Middle School

o   April 18, 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Park Middle School

o   April 4, 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

o   April 25, 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Kids must bring in a form signed by parents. Permission forms are available in the Middle School offices. Forms can also downloaded on www.scotchplainspolice.org or www.fanwoodpolice.org

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