APD plans annual arrests for Relay

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2015

Andalusia Police Department is gearing up for its 7th annual Arrest A Friend event.

The event is held each year as a fundraiser for Covington County Relay for Life. Since the inception of the event, Andalusia Police Department has raised and donated more than $ 70,000 to Relay, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson and Captain Paul Dean encourage all area residents to participate and have fun with this event.

“It is an opportunity for our officers to have some fun with the public and give you an opportunity to meet who is serving you in our community,” Hudson said. “What better way to show your community that you care than to serve the public with a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society? Cancer has touched the lives of many of our employees’ family members and even some of our employees. At some point in everyone’s life they will deal with the dreaded ‘C’ word and we are going to do our part to help find a cure.”

Hudson and Dean have added an additional element to the past year and this year’s fundraising efforts. Area business executives, educational leaders, and members of the community have been chosen as APD’s Most Wanted. These individuals will receive their notification of a warrant for their arrest in the next week. Hudson and Dean both encourage these individuals to fulfill the obligations detailed within their notification, if not, just like their time together while at the Drug Task Force, they both want you to know “We’re coming.”

Arrest a Friend is set for 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Fri., April 10, on the Court Square.

“Warrants” can be signed two days prior to the event at the Andalusia Police Department or on Court Square on the day of the event. Warrants can be purchased for $2. Bonds are a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $100, with the exception of the APD Most Wanted individuals. Photo opportunities will be made available for $3.

For more information please contact Judy McCord or Susie Fannin at 334-222-1155.