Impressed by police outreach program

To the editor:

We were so pleased to see Officer Darren Derby on TWC Channel 9 the other day demonstrating the Police Department's new outreach program in Pittsfield. We think that providing basketballs and hoops in the city could greatly reduce the road to crime for many of our youth. This is something we should all support and encourage.

Thank you Officer Derby for showing the Pittsfield Police Department in a positive way and giving youngsters a way to stay active and away from becoming a gang member.

Patricia and George Decker, Pittsfield Editor's note: The Eagle ran a Page 1 story on the program on June 2.