Elizabeth City, N.C. Police Dept. Goes above and beyond in Community Policing

Elizabeth City Police Department works hard to not only serve and protect but also connect with residents on a daily basis.

Elizabeth City Police Department in North Carolina has recently increased its ranks by making 5 year old Owen Howell a “Jr. Police Officer”. Not only that but they have assigned him a tour of duty as well and he has completed it at the time of this writing! 

On May 29, Owen Howell turned 5 years old and Officer Jamie LaCombe of the Elizabeth City Police Department showed up to the “Police Officer” themed birthday party on his own time as a treat for Owen.

Owen was given a tour of the Police car, he cut his own cake that was decorated as a Police shirt with his name, shield and a pair of handcuffs on it. There was crime scene tape on the doorway for guests to know what they were getting themselves into of course.

Apparently that treat turned into a calling for Owen who was sworn in as a “Jr. police

Officer” by Chief Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr. on June 2, 2016. Officer Owen was also given his first assignment at that time.

Officer Owen was assigned to assist the Department at the 1st Annual Tip-A-Cop on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 12pm-9pm at the local Pizza Hut to raise money for cancer treatments for Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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The Official announcement of Officer Owen’s appointment and tour of duty was made public on the Elizabeth City Police Department Official Facebook page as follows:

This afternoon Officer Owen Howell was “sworn in” as Junior Police Officer with the Elizabeth City Police Department. Junior Officer Howell will report for his first tour of duty on Friday at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. along with other ECPD Officers that will be participating in the “Tip-A-Cop” event at Pizza Hut to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood cancers. Junior Officer Howell was presented his badge and the very first “Chief’s Challenge Coin” by Chief Eddie Buffaloe, Jr.

Come out and see Junior Officer Howell and other members at Pizza Hut tomorrow. Our personnel will begin serving customers at 11:00 a.m. and be present until about 9:00 p.m.

It was all hands on deck from the newest member of the Department Officer Owen to the Chief of Police who was on special “clean up duty”

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Chief Buffaloe on “Clean up detail” (Photo Credit: Elizabeth City Police Department)

The Elizabeth City Police Department made a post about the partnership between the officers and Pizza Hut working together to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for cancer treatments on their Facebook page as follows:

**1st ANNUAL TIP-A-COP**
The Elizabeth City Police Department is partnering up with our local Pizza Hut for our 1st Annual Tip-A-Cop on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 12pm-9pm. All proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for cancer treatments . Please come out and let us serve you and raise money for this worthy cause.

 

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