DKPD Shoe Drive provides nearly 300 shoes to those in need

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DeKalb County, GA — After encountering members of the community – youth, adults, children and families – without decent footwear, the DeKalb Police Department Community Policing Unit, along with Chief Ramos saw a need and decided to act, a press release said.

On Dec. 17, 2020, the internal DKPD Shoe Drive began with drop-off boxes distributed at all precincts and headquarters. By January 31, 2020, more than 300 pairs of new or barely worn shoes were collected from members of DKPD. Of the 300 shoes collected, so far at least 250 of those have been given to those in need, free of charge.

The new Community Policing Unit was created under Chief Ramos’ tenure. The CPU is deployed throughout DeKalb County within various communities and neighborhoods in an effort to build a positive relationship between the community and police.

For more information, visit the DKPD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/DeKalbCountyPD/

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