Children have a new opportunity to connect with local law enforcement officers as the Tuscaloosa Police Department kicks off its "Popsicles with Police" event today.

Kids are invited to join the TPD at Hay Court between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. today and then from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McKenize Court. Popsicles will be given to the first 150 children who attend the event, and face coverings will be given to parents and kids eight and older if needed.

WBRC Fox 6 News reports today's event is the first of a series of weekly "Popsicles with Police" events to be held each Wednesday this month and into August. Locations will be announced at a later date.

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