August Participants of the Month- City of Beckley Police Officers

Active SWV would like to send a huge THANK YOU to the City of Beckley Police Department for their continued support of our programs. Active SWV hosts multiple physical activity programs throughout the City of Beckley each month and the City’s police participate and support our mission to increase opportunity for physical activity in city limits.

Increasing saftey is an effective way to decrease barriers to physical activity. The the City of Beckley Police Department helps in decreasing those barriers by patrolling areas that Active SWV uses for programs. The officers are often participating in our events. The Beckley Full Moon Bike/Walk regularly had a member of the Beckley Mt Bike partol unit go along and participate in the program to ensure the saftey of our participants while walking at night. The Patrol unit also does a sweep of the Mc Manus Trail prior to the event beginning. On the monthly Walk with the Mayor event in each of the Beckley city wards officers from the Mt Bike unit accompany the Community Captains, Mayor Rappold, and participants to ensure safety while crossing roads, and slow traffic while walking through neighborhood that lack sidewalks. Active SWV is grateful to have the support of the City of Beckley Police Department in bringing physical activity opportunities to the Beckley area.

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