Wake Forest Police Seeking Donations of Bottled Water

— May 2017

The Wake Forest Police Department is now accepting donations of bottled water, which officers will give away while patrolling Town greenways.

In the summer of 2015 the Wake Forest Police Department began distributing free bottles of iced water to walkers, joggers and bicyclists along the Town’s greenways. Officers regularly patrol the trails in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) purchased through a grant. The police department continued to hand out bottled water throughout the summer of 2016.

Police Chief Jeff Leonard says the initiative accomplishes two important goals.

“Handing out bottles of water is a great way for our officers to interact with the public, while also providing a useful service during the extreme heat,” said Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard.

Over the past two years, several local businesses donated the water, along with one in Fayetteville whose owner heard about the initiative and wanted to lend his support.

The police department is planning to give away bottles of water again this summer. Individuals, businesses or families wishing to donate cases of bottled water for distribution may drop them off at the police department located at 225 S. Taylor St.