Summit County Launches a Fund for Police and Fire Community Engagement
Community leaders have launched a new fund to help Summit County police and firefighters work closer with their communities.
Summit County Council member Jeff Wilhite says an Akron police officer inspired the idea.
“(He said) police officers will oftentimes reach into their own pocket and they’ll buy a pizza for some youth to get to know them, or they might be near a basketball court, so they’ll buy a basketball to shoot around with kids in the neighborhood.”
The Akron Community Foundation is managing the fund and will also be accepting donations.