There’s nothing better than taking a kid fishing. And that’s just what Sioux Falls law enforcement did Thursday in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls Police officers, Game, Fish & Parks staff, and South Dakota Highway Patrol officers spent the morning with nineteen children fishing.

The program is called “Cast with a Cop.” It’s designed to pair children in low income families with law enforcement to create a better understanding and hope to gain trust and respect.  The children came from The Banquet, Union Gospel Mission, the Multi-cultural Center and the St. Francis House.  The Game, Fish & Parks provided the fishing poles and Dakota Angler supplied the bait.

The Multi-Cultural Center provided the transportation for the children to the Soukup Construction private fishing pond near 12th and Tea-Ellis Road.

The kids caught 102 fish.