Local agency hosting late night basketball outreach program

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Tonight the Oklahoma City Police Department’s gang prevention program will host a late night basketball outreach program called “Jammin Hoops Fest.”

Officials say the weekly event highlights positive character as well as connecting youth with positive caring adults and plain clothes police officers.

Tonight the event will highlight individuals who work in public safety.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department will have fire trucks and equipment for the youth to explore.  Also the Oklahoma City Police Bomb Squad and Air 1 (police helicopter) will be on the scene for close examination by the kids. The Mounted Patrol unit from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office will also be inside the park.

According to police, the event takes place every Thursday during the summer at the Northeast Community Center from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The free event includes free food, gifts, awards, and live DJ’s.