VIDEO: SPD Picks Up A Bell To Give Back To The Community


STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI) – If you saw the police outside the Starkville Wal-Mart it’s not because “Black Friday” shopping got out of hand.

The Starkville Police Department partnered with the Salvation Army to do the first round of ringing the bell.

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Mississippi State Head football coach Dan Mullen could also be seen with a bell in his hand.

The officers spent a few hours greeting the community as they made their “Black Friday” purchases.

SPD Officer Tom Roberson, says this is the a good way to give back to the community they serve.

“This is just an absolutely great time for us to be out here and us being in a positive role , and people feel comfortable coming up talking with us and that sort of thing,” said Roberson.

The Starkville Police Department partner every year with the Salvation Army.