Cops & Bobbers

The Village of East Troy's Police Department hosts Cops & Bobbers youth fishing events each summer in partnership with the Cops and Kids Foundation.

The Cops and Kids Foundation is an area nonprofit organization whose programs and services provide law enforcement with the tools necessary to implement award-winning community service.

The primary goal of Cops & Bobbers is to teach kids how to fish. Cops & Bobbers aims to get kids hooked on fishing rather than drugs and crime. During the event, youth participants fish alongside Officers and Volunteers. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate in the event. No fishing experienced required. Anyone over the age of 16 is required to possess a valid Wisconsin fishing license to participate.


Each event, there are thirty (30) spots available for kids age 7-13. These spots fill on a first come basis. Any parent or guardian wishing to register their kid(s) can fill out the REGISTRATION FORM. Please provide the number of children and the child's age. The Police Department announces events approximately a month before the event date. Follow our Facebook page for event announcements.

Life jackets, fishing gear, snacks and drinks will be provided during the event. We do suggest bringing a packed lunch and you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel. Registered youth participants will also receive an event t-shirt. These events are free to participants due to the generosity of sponsors.

If you have any questions concerning eligibility, registration, sponsorship, or volunteering, contact Deputy Chief Josh DeMeio at 262-684-5486 or


The Village of East Troy Police Department is seeking sponsorships for the Cops & Bobbers Program. Any local business or individual can make a financial or in-kind donation to support Cops & Bobbers. Contact us to learn more, 262-684-5486.

Why Sponsor

  • Sponsorships give local children the chance to learn how to fish.
  • As a primary sponsor, your logo/name will receive priority placement on Cops & Bobbers materials, including t-shirts, equipment, and gift bags. You can also provide company banners for display at the event.
  • Participants receive gift bags at each event. These gift bags can contain small promotional products, coupons, fliers, and/or catalogs from your company.
  • Our Cops & Bobbers events garner positive social media attention.
  • If you choose to donate equipment and/or products, our participants and volunteers will be able to use those items in real-life experiences during the event.
  • We greatly appreciate our sponsors and recognize their donations with written thank you letters and social media shout-outs.

Upcoming Cops & Bobbers Events

Date: June 14, 2024

Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm

Where: Mill Pond Park, 2265 Co Hwy G, East Troy, WI 53120