Police Commissioner's Basketball League kicks off

Bridging the gap between officers and community
Posted at 11:27 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 23:29:06-04

Monday night's game was about more than buckets, it's bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community they serve. 

The 3rd Annual Police Commissioner's Basketball League kicked off at the Under Armour Center on East Fayette Street. The league is made up of six different age groups from elementary to high school boys and girls. About 600 kids are involved, not including the parents and coaches. 

The league aims to allow officers the opportunity to get to know the people in the community. 

"It means the world because it was a lot of police officers that played a role in my life that helped raise me to become the man that I am today," said Sgt. Phillip Dixon with the Baltimore Police Department. 

The games are Monday through Thursday nights throughout the city all summer long.