NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police shined their best dancing shoes and put on their dress uniforms for their third annual ‘Cops and Curls’ event on Saturday.
The event is designed to help uplift, motivate and encourage positive self-esteem in young girls throughout the community.
The girls get to dress up, walk the red carpet, dance to music and participate in different STEM activity stations.
Norfolk Police Department Chief Larry Boone believes the event helps build bridges in the community and gives the young girls a chance to see police in a different light.
“A lot of these young ladies, although there’s folks in their lives, we strategically pick certain young ladies that come from communities of opportunity,” said Boone. “And we saw an opportunity to interface with them and let them know that we care about them.”
He hopes the event continues to grow over the years.
This event is a partnership with the Norfolk Police Department, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Norfolk Police Foundation, the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. along with 10 On Your Side members Anita Blanton and Deitra Tate.