The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police hosted a six week camp to reach out to underprivileged teens who live in the community.
They seek to build positive relationships and break down the cultural barriers and stereotypes some children may believe about police officers.
"Why not let them know that these are real people. They've got a job to do and this is they're equipment that they work with," said Allen Harold.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement personnel, with more than 330,000 members.
The FOP Youth Camp has been helping mold young lives for more than 50 years.