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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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Jaclyn Piermarini

"I really enjoyed hearing about everything the police do, and feel like both on a personal level and on a professional level it will help so much to understand their perspective. We are so lucky to have them. We come from all over the country over in this newsroom, and we know how good we have it with this police force. Thank you such much for treating us to an inside look at what they do!"

—Jaclyn Piermarini, Reporter Charlottesville Newsplex