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PURCELLVILLE POLICE TO HOST COCOA WITH A COP EVENT
PURCELLVILLE, Va., January 27, 2023 — The Purcellville Police Department is pleased to host our Cocoa with a Cop event on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Dunkin’ located at 1200 Wolf Rock Drive, Suite 180, Purcellville, Virginia. This special “Cocoa with a Cop” is held once a year for children and their families as a way to meet and interact with members of the Purcellville Police Department in a friendly and casual environment. Our younger residents are invited to have a free cup of hot cocoa and come meet some of their neighborhood police officers. However, community members of all ages are invited to attend as well. Come join us for hot cocoa (or coffee), and conversation with no agenda, no speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice any concerns, and get to know the officers who serve in our community.
This program originated from the national Coffee with a Cop initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which aims to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. Coffee with a Cop brings law enforcement officers and the community members together over coffee (or cocoa) to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The Purcellville Police Department traditionally hosts Coffee with a Cop events bi-monthly at various times and locations throughout the Town of Purcellville.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.