The event which averages about 250 seniors began in 2008. The department wanted a way to pull together the seniors in our community and allow them to interact with the officers on an occasion when they were not in need. The event is FREE to Sartell residents 55+ and is held annually at Watab Park in Sartell. Health and personal safety seminars are provided during the event as well as live music. Officers who work the event volunteer their time and the goods for the event are obtained through donations and grants. The event costs about $1,500.00 to put on yearly.
The 2014 Cookout with Cops will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Church parrish hall.. Keep checking for further updates and information about registering for the event.