CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Foundation teamed up with a local barbershop to give free haircuts to students before they return to school during its third annual back-to-school event.
Trim Barbershop, located at 4858 Broadview Road, gave students haircuts.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the event is important because it allows the kids in the community to see police officers in a different setting than just out on calls.
“On the community engagement side, you know, we have Cleveland police officers out here and, you know, it gives them a chance to talk face to face with kids and families. It gives them a chance to give a little back and give them some school supplies,” said Williams.
Derek Jones, who is a barber at Trim Barbershop, said the event gives him a chance to give back, something he looks forward to doing every year.
“Every year it [the turn out] always gets better and better. And I'm looking forward to next year,” he said.
There was an ice cream truck and a table where students could pick up a backpack and some school supplies.
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