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Community Policing Events / Shop With A Cop Program


The Blackstone Police Department in partnership with the Blackstone Moose Lodge has started a skateboard park located behind the Blackstone Police Department. We would like to thank the following for making the skateboard park a success:


Bevell’s Hardware

Taylor Ramsey

Blackstone Town Manager Larry Palmore

Blackstone Town Council

Blackstone Moose Lodge

Willis Cullop

Chris Mathias

Willie and Janice Ragan


 We currently have several exciting jumps, rails and half-pipe to skateboard on. The park is open from 10:00a.m until 9:00p.m.. All kids under 18 years of age must have parental permission to be in the park and will be given ID Cards to keep with them at all times. Permission slips can be obtained at the Blackstone Police Department. A copy of the rules will be provided and the rules are also posted outside the skateboard park. Helmets are mandatory for all riders.


The Blackstone Police Department held its grand opening for the skateboard park on Saturday October 29, 2005. To date, we have over 267 registered participants! The skateboard park has become very succesful and we would like to thank all the kids and parents that attended the event. The band "LURE" played for the kids and anyone interested in joining the skateboard park can pickup an application at the Blackstone Police Department.


The Blackstone Police Department will also be looking for fundraising events and ideas to help with costs of putting on programs with the Athletic league. Look for upcoming dances and fundraising events in the near future.


If anyone would like to make a donation to the Blackstone Athletic League or to help with costs of any of these programs for the youth please make checks payable to the Town of Blackstone-Youth programs and send them to the Blackstone Police Department at 101 West Elm Street, Blackstone, Virginia 23824. If you have any suggestions on any fundraising events or additional programs that you would like to see the Police Department do for the youth and the community, please contact Chief Nick Kuzmiak at (434) 292-4376. 



Mrs.Ragan with the Southside Youth Festival presenting Chief Kuzmiak a donation to the skate park

       “Shop With a Cop”

The Blackstone Police Department is proud to sponsor its 8th Annual “Shop With A Cop” program.  This charity program is designed to give less fortunate children from our community an opportunity to experience the Christmas Spirit.  It also provides everyone; police, citizens, and businesses an opportunity to give back to the community and share in the spirit of giving! 

          We are asking for your assistance to make this project a tremendous success. If you are interested in donating to the Blackstone Police Department “Shop With A Cop” Program, please send your tax deductible monetary donation, in the form of a check or money order to:“Shop With A Cop”c/o Blackstone Police Department101 W. Elm StreetBlackstone, VA 23824                                         

In 2012, the children that participated in the "Shop with a Cop" program went shopping at Wal-Mart with gift cards purchased from the donations from the public. After shopping at Wal-Mart the kids were taken to Subway for lunch.

“Shop With a Cop”- Donation Form


Return form and Donations to:

 Blackstone Police Department

 101 W. Elm Street

 Blackstone VA, 23824








State_____________________________________  Zip Code_________


Phone #: _____________________________________


Amount Enclosed $_____________________________


Checks should be made payable to Blackstone Police Department, with “Shop With A Cop” on memo line.  Please do not send cash.



Donations from 2012

Deborah & Dennis Dzendzel

Park Oil Co., Inc.

Ann Ruth & Glenn Jackson

Michael Reynolds & Lisa York

R.W. & Marilyn McDaniel

Lowry McDaniel

Blackstone Ruitan Club

Citizens Bank
Mark Reitz 

We would like to give special thanks to BABS for providing transportation to all of the children to and from everywhere they went that day. Also special thanks to Wal-Mart for making the shopping experience fun and convenient for the children and volunteers. A special thanks also goes out to Subway for donating all the children's and volunteers lunches and providing great and fast service.