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Run with ACOP

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In conjunction with the 100 Mile Club, the Corona Police Department sought to further enhance its collaboration with the Corona-Norco Unified School District. In doing so, the department turned to the already successful "Adopt-A-School" program that maintains police presence at the elementary and intermediate school levels within the City of Corona. Havine a presence at the schools has helped with the safety and security of campuses while foestering relationships with the students, faculty, and staff. The "Run with ACOP" program seemed like a good fit as officers ave already formed relationships with these schools who already participate in the 100 Mile Club. The children love running alongside our officers while having the opportunity to talk to them as they're exercising. These runs not only encourage students to push themselves physically but in school and in all aspects of their life. 

"Run with ACOP" started as a very simple concept; bring awareness and educate students about the importance of living a healthy life. Through this program our officers have established long lasting relationships with not only the kids, but with the community and supporting organizations as well. As this great program expands into the fall, there are plans to add sponsored "run" nights for students and their families to come out and run with our police officers which allow them to earn their miles while getting to meet the officers who work in their neighborhoods.