Over 50 Students Take Part in Cuts with a Cop

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Police Get Creative with Community Events Like Cuts with a Cop
More than 50 kids stopped in for a free back-to-school haircut this week at the inaugural Cuts with a Cop, a collaborative effort between the Columbia Heights Police Department and Moler Barber School.

Several Columbia Heights officers spent the afternoons of Aug 28 and 29 at the Barber School to greet and talk with local students and their parents as they came in for their free haircuts.

The idea behind Cuts with a Cop was to branch out beyond the monthly Coffee with a Cop gatherings and reach community members who might not normally attend those events, said Sgt. Justin Pletcher. He and other officers at the CHPD have been brainstorming creative ways to engage with Columbia Heights residents. Some other ideas they’ve considered include “Tamale with a Cop” and “Dumplings with a Cop” (stay tuned).

They also plan to bring Cuts with a Cop back again next year, Pletcher said. Keep an eye on the City website and Facebook pages for updates.

The next Coffee with a Cop event will be Sept 7, from 6 to 8 am, at Heights Bakery.

(Top photo: De'aria Roduez, 4th-grader, and her brother take a selfie with CHPD officers at Moler Barber School during Cuts with a Cop. Bottom photo: Jr. Kretzmann, 5th-grader, checks out his new haircut while talking with Officer JP.)
Cuts with a Cop Group Selfie with De'aria Roduez (4th grader) and brother

Cuts with a Cop with Jr. Kretzmann (5th grader)