FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Members of the University of Arkansas Police Department were given care packages on Sunday, August 2, out of support from the Northwest Arkansas community.
NWA Adopt-A-Cop is an organization created to show love and support for all NWA law enforcement, including dispatch and jail officers.
The organization gives out gift baskets donated from members of the community.
NWA Adopt-A-Cop Volunteer Andrea Foren said the group wanted to go above and beyond letting law enforcement know how much the community supports and respects them.
I’m sure being in this profession getting up every day and going to work, that negativity starts to weigh on you and we just wanted to show them that this is the majority in Northwest Arkansas.ANDREA FOREN, NWA ADOPT-A-COP
Through this organization, 1,700 law enforcement members in our area have been adopted.
UAPD Captain Gary Crain says this effort is greatly appreciated, especially during a time when it feels like our nation is divided.
It looks like there is less support so when someone steps up and shows they still support the efforts law enforcement officers make, that’s a great great feeling to have.CAPTIAN GARY CRAIN, UAPD