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5/18/2018 - Bridgeport Police Recruit Class to Cook and Serve Memorial Day Meal for Veterans

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim 
Bridgeport, CT

Chief of Police
Armando J. Perez

For Immediate Release 
May 18, 2018

For More Information: 
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201

Press Release

Bridgeport Police Recruit Class to Cook and Serve Memorial Day Meal for Veterans
Donations Needed to feed Approximately 40 Veterans Housed at Homes for the Brave

Bridgeport, CT –As a part of their training, the Bridgeport Police Department Recruit Class #40 are participating in a community outreach program where they will cook and serve a Memorial Day meal for approximately 40 veterans housed at Homes for the Brave on Monday, May 28, 2018.

The Bridgeport Police Department is asking for help from local businesses and the public to donate food for the Memorial Day lunch. The Recruit Class is looking to dish up chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, drinks (water, juice, soda), bread/rolls and dessert. All items collected and not used on this day will be left with the Homes for the Brave to be used at a later time.

The Bridgeport Police Training Academy expects to graduate Recruit Class #40 in September of this year. Their training consists of mandated academics; physical fitness, law enforcement structure and understanding the importance of knowing the community they are committing to serve and protect.

As part of their training curriculum, the importance of community policing and outreach is emphasized. Police Chief Armando ‘AJ’ Perez said, “Getting to know the community you will be serving is just as important as the training you receive in the classroom at the Police Academy. Police recruits must interact, learn, and connect with their citizens. From the community outreach portion of the training they gain a healthy sense of community and unity with the populations they will be protecting.”
To donate, please call Commander of the Training Academy Captain Rebeca Garcia at (203) 576-8280.