2nd Annual Police Week 5K
Press release by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:
Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office will hold its second annual Police Week 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 9 AM at the Three Flags subdivision.
97 runners and walkers participated in last year’s race, which raised about $1200 for the Virginia Public Safety Memorial Foundation to help with dedication events and perpetual maintenance expenses for the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, where fallen law enforcement officers, including Constable Benjamin M. Nalls and Deputy George R. Lillard Jr. of Culpeper, are honored.
There will be a welcome ceremony at 8:30 AM at the community center (12340 Osprey Lane, Culpeper). Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and the top female and male finishers in the six age groups- 15 and under, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over- will receive awards. Ribbons will be awarded to all children participating.
The entry fee is $25 for participants who pre-register online (www.culpepersheriffsoffice.com) by Friday, May 15; race day registration is $30 and runs from 7:30 to 8:30 AM at the community center. All proceeds will benefit the Culpeper Sheriff’s Charitable Fund and the CCSO Chief’s Memorial Scholarship.
Culpeper County Sheriff’s 2014 Santa Cop event Group photo
Press release provided by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:
At 9:00 A.M. Saturday, December 20, 2014, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office hosted its third annual Santa Cop event at State Theatre of Culpeper. Approximately two dozen Culpeper Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as Culpeper Police Officers and volunteers, received 36 local families to share a continental breakfast, followed by a screening of Christmas movies selected by the Library of Congress. Guests watched Santa live on the big screen as he arrived at the Culpeper County Airport, and school resource officers transported him to the Theatre. Following the presentation, Santa and his elf visited with the families, as officers helped distribute wrapped presents and food baskets.
Deputy Mimi Miller, Sergeant Rick McKinley, and Lieutenant Tony Sisk unload gifts backstage at the Theatre
Funding for the event was obtained through a Daryle Singletary concert and the annual golf tournament held in August and private donations to the Culpeper Sheriff’s Charitable Fund, Inc. This year those contributions went to purchasing Christmas gifts for 122 of the county’s neediest children, as well as a meal, including a turkey donated by Culpeper’s Walmart and side dishes donated by Martin’s, for each family to share on Christmas Day.
Officers help distribute presents
Sheriff Jenkins and his staff want to thank the State Theatre for donating the venue and staffing for Santa Cop, all who participated in the golf tournament and Daryle Singletary concert, the private donors, Culpeper Walmart, and Martin’s for their contributions, which made the event a huge success.
Sheriff Scott Jenkins and Major James Mack pose with Santa and his elf
Culpeper Halloween celebrations with Sgt. Berry and unidentified children 2013
Press release from the Culpeper Police Department:
The Culpeper Police Department will be on the streets and in neighborhoods on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st, to help ensure that children and their families stay safe as they head out for ‘trick or treating’ and other community events planned for the evening.
As a reminder, children can trick-or-treat if they are under the age of 13 and can trick-or-treat up until 9:00pm.
“Officers will focus and concentrate their patrols in high density neighborhoods where pedestrian foot traffic and vehicular traffic are the greatest concern for the safety of our children” said Culpeper Police Chief Chris Jenkins.
Halloween festivities will begin with the annual Downtown Merchant annual Trick-or-Treat from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on E. Davis Street. The 100 block and 200 block of East Davis Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 4:00pm until 7:00pm or when pedestrian traffic has cleared the area.
The Culpeper Police Department has partnered again with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. handing out glow stick necklaces to the first 1,500 kids to help provide children with safety illumination for the night. The Culpeper County Sherriff’s deputies will also be at the event handing out candy. Officers will also be at the intersections of Davis Street and Main Street along with Davis Street and East Street to assist families across the busy intersections.
Area churches will once again be hosting a fun night of activities throughout the Town of Culpeper.
The Culpeper Baptist Church will be holding its annual Fall Festival event from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Officers will be assigned to this event to ensure pedestrian safety in the area, namely assisting children across Blue Ridge Avenue into the event.