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Home  |  News  |  Columbia police making a run for safety

Columbia police making a run for safety
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 
COLUMBIA (WACH)—The Columbia Police Department is reaching out to the community by getting them involved in fitness.

The department along with the Police Municipal Foundation and Strictly running is holding the first “Capital City Safe 5K Walk/Run” on July 22, at 7:45 pm.

“Not only are we promoting a healthy lifestyle for our officers, we are continuing the strong relationship with our community partners,” said Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott.

Scott points out it is important for officers to be visible and accessible to the public to avoid an “us against them” mentality which can sometimes strain the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Chief Scott says several of the police department’s specialized units will be on hand, including the Pro-active Community Enforcement unit, K-9 team and State Constables.

The “Capital City Safe 5K Walk/Run” will begin at the 1700 block of Main Street, and end at the Museum of Art. It will be certified for accuracy by a USA Track and Field Course Measurer, and include many categories for males and females.

“The course is super fast, flat and safe,” says Scott.

The police chief may also be lacing up his running shoes for the event.

For more information on the race, and many of the other community policing efforts by the Columbia Police Department, log on to the CPD website.

Source: http://www.midlandsconnect.com/news/story.aspx?id=639949

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