Photo credit to Stephanie Sarabia, left, Tara Ash, right.
'Incredible and Loving' NH Police Officers Play Basketball With Neighborhood Kids
PITTSFIELD — Police officers contribute positively to the community in many different ways and these photos prove it.
Stephanie Sarabia took pictures of Pittsfield police officers playing pick up basketball with a bunch of kids Tuesday.
Sarabia said the game took place during Pittsfield's National Night Out when a kid went up to Sgt. Jake Nance and asked if he wanted to play basketball.
Nance turned to his colleagues, Officer Joshua Stevens, Officer Sean Seely, and Chichester's Cpl. Joshua Wright, and invited them to play a pickup game with the neighborhood kids.
Interim Chief Joseph Collins even played in the game as well.
"The new chief in town and new patrol officers are incredible and loving," Sarabia said. Collins started as interim chief at the beginning of June.
Nance has even stopped by the Blueberry Express Daycare Center to visit the children, help them chase monsters away and bring popsicles.
The Pittsfield Police Department said they want to know the people they serve and protect and that "children are a huge part of the community ... They are the best part."
The department wants the children in their community to know they don't have to fear the police.