SHOREWOOD – Shorewood police officer and K-9 handler John Coldwater, and his new partner, Rookie, were introduced to the public at a recent meeting of the Shorewood Village Board.
Proceeds from the March 10 C.O.P.S. dance will be used to support the police department as well as Rookie.
The 24th annual Shorewood C.O.P.S. Fundraising Dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. March 10 at the Elks Lodge, 250 SE Frontage Road, at the intersection of Route 52 and Interstate 55, Joliet.
Profits from the dance will be used to increase the Shorewood Police Benevolent Fund, which will help officers’ families in case of death in the line of duty. All donations to the fund are welcome.
The dance will feature DJ SoundTastik of Chicago (Thomas L. Bjorklund, a 50/50 raffle and other raffles, numerous door prizes and pizza. The police officer of the year also will be announced during the evening.
Tickets cost $10 a person and can be bought from members of the organization, at the Shorewood Police Department and at the door. The dance is open to the public.
Anyone wishing to donate an item for the raffle may do so by calling
C.O.P.S. was established by a group of concerned citizens to provide moral support and supplement the police department with funds for training and equipment not available through the current budgets.
Proceeds from previous dances have been used to buy ballistic helmets, an off road ATV (Gator), as well as a light-duty, covered trailer that aids the department in increasing its community outreach abilities, as well as facilitating easier relocation of necessary equipment.