OCPD has Special Olympics “covered” with charity event

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Ocean City Police Department is stepping up their efforts to help the Special Olympics this weekend with their inaugural Cover the Cruiser event on the boardwalk.

“This is the type of event that’s more community oriented. Basically allows the community a chance to understand what Special Olympics is about. And also participate in a hands on manner. Coming up and actually donate,” said PFC Neshawn Jubilee, an 11-year veteran of the Ocean City Police Department.

This first-year event is taking place on the perfect weekend, as the downtown boardwalk at North Division Street is packed for Memorial Day. We’re told the flashing lights have already attracted many to write a message or spare a dollar.

“We’ll give them a little sticky note, they can write a nice message about anything they feel they want to write a message about. Whether it’s to law enforcement, whether it’s about America, whether it’s about the flag,” said Lt. Dennis Eade, with the Ocean City Police Department.

This is just the latest effort by OCPD to raise money for the Special Olympics.

“Our police department partners with schools in the county, as well as Special Olympics Maryland, to be able to do fundraisers, attend conferences, and also go and do things with the athletes such as competitions,” said Jubilee.

It’s a relationship that runs deep in the Ocean City Police Department, and in law enforcement around the country.

We’re told this is strengthening those relations as this will tie in with the upcoming torch run.

“Without that relationship between law enforcement and Special Olympics, Special Olympics would be up against it, as far as being able to provide the service that they provide,” said Eade.

If you missed out Saturday, you can still make your way out to the boardwalk Sunday. You can find that cruiser on the boardwalk at North Division Street from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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