Save the date, enjoy a burger and fries, tip your waiter or waitress, and support your local police department. It’s that simple.
It’s called Tip-A-Cop. Make plans to stop by Grumps of Burleson on Monday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and the tips and a portion of the nightly proceeds will go to the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA).
Police officers will be serving you your choice of a hamburger or cheeseburger, fries or chips and soda or tea all for just $8. BCPAA members will refill your drink and clear the tables.
In the past, the BCPAAA members have provided the Burleson Police Department with pursuit spikes, all the initial uniforms for the Honor Guard (valued at approximately $3,300), purchased four-six new bikes for the department’s bicycle unit (and established a maintenance fund for the bikes), and helped raise funds for equipment for the Citizens On Patrol members.
The BCPAAA is a 501©(3) organization. Members of the BCPAAA are graduates of the Burleson Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. As students, they participated in a free 10-week program in which they learned about the department’s organization, recruiting process, Texas Penal Code, criminal investigations, search and seizure, building searches, traffic law enforcement, narcotics investigation, SWAT, patrol procedures, and even solved a homicide scenario by identifying evidence, using investigative techniques, and interviewing witnesses. The free academy is offered every summer, June-August.
Grumps is located at 108 S. Main St. in Burleson’s Old Town.