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Have Cookies & Milk with a Cop tomorrow


Last month the Apopka Chief Mike McKinley introduced some kids Apopka to Dirty Harry, but not the character made famous by Clint Eastwood.

Chief McKinley read the book, "Harry the Dirty Dog," by by Jean Zion to the 75 kids and parents who attended the first Cookies & Milk with a Cop event in Apopka.

Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.

Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald's restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.

  • APD provides a police officer to read to the children.
  • McDonald's provides the cookies and milk.
  • The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.

The first Cookies and Milk event was a success with about 75 in attendance, according to McDonald's spokesperson, Debra White. "I believe we had 46 children and 30 parents, plus officers and press. We are very happy with the first event - I'm sure numbers will grow as they have in Winter Garden."

The co-sponsors plan to hold monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop gatherings.

The events will be held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.

The next event is scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 AM. Be there early or you will have to sit on the floor.

DSC_0421 McKinley reading


Apopka Police Department, Cookies and Milk with a Cop, McDonald's


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