On Friday, August 22, 2014, Sgt. Connors, Officer Messer and School Resource Officer Watts from the Support Services Division delivered school supplies to area schools that were collected from the annual Pack the Patrol Car event.
In the month of August, the Cornelius Police Department hosted a school supply drive to collect items for students at Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle School, and W.A. Hough High School. Cornelius Police collected over 1,400 school supplies, including 442 notebooks, 140 binders and folders, 109 boxes of crayons, 63 packs of paper, 170 boxes of pencils, 83 packs of colored pencils and markers, 85 packs of glue, 73 packs of pens, 44 packs of scissors, 21 packs of erasers, and 27 backpacks. This year doubled in donations from 2013! All the items were packed into boxes and delivered to the schools.
The Cornelius Police Department would like to thank everyone who donated school supplies with a special thank you to the Bailey's Glen Community for their generous donation of 15 boxes of supplies. We appreciate your continued support for this community event!