The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Northeastern Division teamed up with the Rancho Bernardo Community Council, Councilmember Mark Kersey, the councilman’s representative Garrett Hager, and members of the community for a community outreach softball game. The event was intended to foster engagement and camaraderie between the division and the community, and by all accounts it was a complete success. “It was all for fun – we kept score but everyone was a winner. We had citizens asking us to make this an annual event,” said Community Relations Officer Shannah Oliveras. “Officers and citizens were looking forward to the possibility of future games.” The SDPD Northeastern Division is already making plans for future events, with the goal of hosting an annual event in each of the division’s communities. “This gives everyone an opportunity to really socialize with each other, share some laughs, and have fun,” said Shannah. “There is no agenda, no structured meeting, no worry of having to rush off to handle the next radio call or report. Just two hours of having a good time.”