The Canton Police Department is hosting “Police in the Park”, an event for the whole family, on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This event was created to promote Canton Police’s “Unity in our Community” initiative, which is a community policing program that is designed to improve communications and foster relationships between the police force and the community we serve.
“The Police in the Park and 5K run event provides our department and the community the opportunity to interact, build relationships, partnerships and increase the vital trust needed during this time in our nation's history. Our mindset and attitude here is to be innovative and active with our Community Policing efforts and programs because not only are we supposed to protect our citizens but we are also charged to engage with our Community. We believe that a healthy balance of the two (2) works extremely well to improve the Quality of Life in our great City.”– Mark Mitchell, Chief of Police
This event will feature a 5k run as well as a Kids Fun Run, jump houses, food, music and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The 5k run will begin at 9 am, followed by the Fun Run and the food and entertainment be from 10:30 am until 1 pm. Special police demonstrations featuring public safety vehicles, like the Georgia State Patrol helicopter, will be the highlight of the event. Registration for the race can be found at: www.raceroster.com. The Canton Police Department would like to invite everyone out to enjoy “Police in the Park”!