CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville police are working to build community relationships in a unique way. The Charlottesville Police Department kicks off its 3rd annual "Ice Cream with a Cop" series Saturday.       

Officers say the event helps establish, build, and maintain the relationships between the Charlottesville community and police officers. 

"I think any positive interaction with police members is always good and I mean that's what we strive for is really building upon these relationships and starting at a young age not just children but as adults as well," Sgt. Robert Haney of CPD said.

The events will be held at different parks every Saturday until the end of July.  The first one kicks off tomorrow at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. in Washington Park.

Release from the Charlottesville Police Department:

The Charlottesville Police Department will again be conducting a series of community outreach events this spring and summer with our 3rd annual “Ice Cream with a Cop” series.

Establishing, building and maintaining community engagement is the foundation that this department is striving for every day and it is our hope that these events will help our department continue these efforts with those who live in the community we serve.

Please come out and join us as we continue to create this connection.

The dates for the “Ice Cream with a Cop” events will be as follows and the hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  1. 6/03/17 - Washington Park
  2. 6/17/17 - Meade Park
  3. 7/0117- Green Leaf Park
  4. 7/08/17- Forest Hills Park
  5. 7/15/17- Belmont Park
  6. 7/2217- Tonsler Park

Mobilee Delicious will be providing soft-serve frozen yogurt (cup/cone) and Italian ices. These events are sponsored by the Charlottesville Police Foundation.