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Outreach

The Foundation’s communications and outreach programs support a vision where the community and police work together to build relationships and solve problems. These programs are designed to create opportunities for community involvement with police and by providing information on police initiatives. In addition to our populare Cops 4 Kids Day, our community outreach activities include:

- “Ice Cream with a Cop” program where officers go to different parks around the city throughout the summer to give away ice cream and build relationships with citizens

Citizens Police Academy held for 11 weeks in the Fall, during which time a dozen or so citizens get an in-depth education about the Police Department

- Leadership Police Academy - a shortened version of the Citizens Police Academy - which is designed for Charlottesville leaders such as City Council representatives, members of the press, and neighborhood association presidents

- Easter Egg Hunt with the community

- "Trunk or Treat" for Halloween on the downtown mall and in neighborhoods in the City

- "Operation Santa Express" for the holidays, where officers bring toys to children around the City

- Hanging out with teens at the Boys & Girls Club on weekend evenings

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I want to thank you and the other individuals who organized [the Appreciation Dinner]. Often, the men and women who serve this community fail to receive the recognition and praise they so well deserve. They are local heroes and should be reminded that their service to this community is appreciated by the individuals they protect and serve.

—Family Member of CPD Officer