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Kids ‘Jump It Up’ to raise funds for area police training

These three were getting ready to dig into their treats and get back to playing at the Jump It Up fundraiser in the Richmond city gym Saturday afternoon. From left, are Amarie Hyder, 3, Rosalee Hyder, 4, and Avarie Noble, 5. (Photo by Liz Johnson/Richmond News)

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer

Police officers from Richmond, Wood Heights, Henrietta and Orrick, as well as a representative from the National Guard and volunteers took an afternoon to interact with the community and have some fun Saturday afternoon.

Jump It Up, a fundraiser hosted by the police departments, was set up inside Richmond city gym with assorted bounce houses, face painting, games and concessions as well as a raffle.

The fundraiser proceeds are to benefit local police officer training.

“The law changed this year for police officer continuing education,” said Cole Noble, organizer of the event. “The events that took place at Ferguson spurred the new requirements of 24 hours of continuing education within a 12-month period.”

The complete story is in the Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Richmond News.

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