"Law enforcement is often viewed as the enemy," Plants said. "The goal of these camps is to get kids involved with law enforcement at a young age."
Mixing fun with meeting officers provides a non-confrontational atmosphere, he said.
"It's a smart way to fight crime," said the prosecutor. "These kids are going to grow up and some undoubtedly will be in an environment where they are taught or told not to cooperate with the law.
"And if so, we can't prove crime," he said. "I deal with cases all the time where crimes are committed in front of people. When we don't come forward, we can't prove our cases."
Joining Plants and officers from local police agencies will be well-known former WVU Mountaineer football players Grant Wiley, Quincy Wilson, Rasheed Marshall and others.
Participants receive a free T-shirt. Plants said the event is geared for kids up to about age 13.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.