On June 16, Koons Westminster Toyota Scion general manager Nigel Hayes, along with controller Angela Boerner, presented a check for $5,000 to Sheriff Jim DeWees and Sgt. Keith Benfer of the Westminster Police Department, to help fund the Camp C.O.P.S. program.
Carroll County Camp C.O.P.S. (Courage to be Outstanding with Pride and Self Confidence) is a joint effort between the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Police, Taneytown Police, and the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office, and is designed to bring a better understanding of law enforcement to the youth of Carroll County, while working in the atmosphere of a police academy. Located at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Camp C.O.P.S. is open to students going into sixth, seventh and eighth grade. This year's camp will run July 20-24.
The donation will be used to purchase items needed to run the summer program, including equipment and activities for the camp, as well as shirts, hats, water bottles and food.