Newport News Cops Will be Serving in a Different Kind of Uniform

‘Protect and serve’ is going to have a whole new meaning on April 19 as Newport News Police Officers and Newport News Sheriff Deputies have their “Tip-A-Cop” event.

From 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the law enforcement members will be volunteering as servers at the Plaza Azteca located at 12099 Jefferson Avenue.

All of the tips left for the “servers” will be donated to Special Olympics Virginia.

The Newport News Police Department and Newport News Sheriff’s Office do a variety of fundraising events for Special Olympics Virginia every year such as “Cover the Cruiser,” “Tip-A-Cop” and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. These events help the Special Olympics with the year-round sports training and competitions they provide for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

At their last “Tip-A-Cop” event, nearly $1,000 in tips were raised.

“We are thankful to be able to support the Special Olympics throughout the year and continue to give back to our community. We are looking forward to serving the citizens of Newport News in a slightly different role on Thursday evening and hope to see a lot of money raised for the Special Olympics,” said Acting Chief Michael Grinstead in a press release.