Evansville Police join forces with the Parks Department and the mayor’s office to clean up a local greenspace.
They began clean-up detail at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Garvin Park and parts of the Pigeon Creek Greenway.
Since EPD’s “National Night Out ” event was cancelled last month because of bad weather, Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin says officers are still determined to give back to a community that gives so much to the department.
“We rely on the eyes and ears of people that live with in the community to work with us to let us know where there’s a drug house, let us know when there’s illegal activity happening somewhere. And without that relationship, we would have a pretty poor police department. So anything we can do to help build those relationships that’s what we try to do,” said EPD Chief Bolin.
“The fact of the matter is, these officers like all of the officers have a special heart for the city and they want the city to look good and we’re grateful for their commitment,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.
More than a dozen off-duty police officers volunteered to help.
Wednesday’s goal was to clean up the areas to coincide with the unveiling of new playground equipment at Garvin Park.