North Okanagan RCMP in (good) arresting mood

Annual Jail and bail fundraiser for Cops For Kids slated for Thursday, April 21

Even the local constabularly is not safe on the annual Jail and Bail day, set for Thursday, April 21, at Vernon’s Boston Pizza. The event is a popular fundraiser for the Cops For Kids organization. (Contributed)

Even the local constabularly is not safe on the annual Jail and Bail day, set for Thursday, April 21, at Vernon’s Boston Pizza. The event is a popular fundraiser for the Cops For Kids organization. (Contributed)

You’d better watch your back on Thursday, particularly if you’re guilty of crimes against your friends.

Cops for Kids is partnering with Boston Pizza and the Armstrong Kin Club to host the annual Jail and Bail event again this year, where jailbirds will be arrested by off-duty RCMP members before learning of their trump charges.

Jailbirds will have the choice of serving their term on house arrest at their location, or ‘in custody’ by visiting the slammer set up at Boston Pizza. Either way, all bail raised in the form of pledges will support Cops for Kids.

Cops for Kids supports children across southeastern B.C. facing illness, disability, or traumatic crisis through fundraising efforts in communities across the district throughout the year. For Vernon area RCMP members, it’s a way to give back to the community where they live and serve.

“The event is also a great way to put the fun back in fundraising,” said Cops For Kids director Const. Nick Reimann of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment. “We love to surprise the jailbirds when they get arrested, but we also appreciate the jailbirds who turn themselves in. As one of the key fundraisers for the year, we always look forward to partnering with Boston Pizza and the Armstrong Kin Club to reach even more kids who need our help.”

Anyone wishing to nominate a friend, colleague, or even themselves, for arrest, can email info@copsforkids.org or call 250-801-4438 to arrange their arrest.

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