Fond du Lac Police Department Hosts Community Dodgeball Tournament

Ryan Juntti
Updated: May 20, 2019 06:21 PM

Law enforcement are always working to make sure they have a good relationship with their community. That's why the Fond du Lac Police Department decided to host a community dodgeball tournament on Monday at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School. 

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Fond du Lac Police Department officers joined the community to play.

It was a 7 team, double-elimination tournament. The tournament was organized last year after officers say a community basketball game the department held was a success.

Officers say they are always looking for ways to involve the community. They also say these type of events are also a good way to teach little kids that officers aren't scary and that they can have fun too.

"We want the community to be able to engage with us in a non law enforcement way where they can see us as friends, and people that are approachable and things like that, so when it comes to a time when they have to call us, they know us from these events, and they know that we're willing to help, and that we are in fact good guys that are there to help," said Chad Pattison, Fond du Lac Police Department School Resource Officer.

The Fond du Lac Police Department didn't fare too well in the tournament. They won their first game, but then lost their next two. They ended up losing their last game to last year's champions. 

The team who won it all was a group of high schoolers. They ended up taking home movie tickets as a prize.

The officers are quick to point out that it's not about who wins, but rather just to get everyone out having fun.

"It really doesn't matter who wins or loses as long as we've got a lot of people that come out and take part in this sort of participation with our community, it's a win-win for everybody." said Herb Fineday, Fond du Lac Police Department Chief of Police.


Ryan Juntti

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