Irondale Police Cop Stop Program Featured On WIAT News

Last Saturday numerous Irondale residents in District 5 ( Bobby Joe Wilson, Councilor) were treated to music, food, fun and an opportunity to meet Irondale police officers and elected officials during the second Irondale Police Cop Stop. The Irondale Cop Stop program is a new community renewal program aimed at building stronger relationships between Irondale neighborhoods, elected officials and police officers.

Irondale Cop Stop on Fulmar Drive

During Saturday’s event guest residents were treated to free hot dogs, hot chocolate and popcorn during a block party.  Among residents attending the block party was University of Alabama starting defensive end, Daron Payne.

According to Irondale Police Chief, Ken Atkinson, ” It’s wonderful to see citizens interacting in a laid back environment with neighbors they’ve never met, police officers assigned to their neighborhood, their city councilor- Bobby Joe Wilson and Irondale Mayor, Charles Moore.  It don’t get any better than this !!

The Irondale Cop Stop is successful in large part due to a partnership between the Irondale Police Department, Irondale On the MOVE and the Holiday Gardens Neighborhood Association.   Plans are to have Irondale Cop Stops in each Irondale District throughout 2017.

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Irondale on the Move Director- Darryl Washington and University of Alabama Defensive Tackle, Daron Payne
Irondale on the Move, Director- Darryl Washington and UA Def.Tackle, Daron Payne