MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The third Thursday of the month is Thumbs Up Thursday, a day encouraging you to give a thumbs up today when you see a cop. It's all about strengthening the relationship between law enforcement officers and the community they serve.
Thumbs Up Thursday is part of the Kiwanis Club's CCOPS program. CCOPS stands for Concerned Citizens organized for Police Support. Its mission is three-pronged:
- Honoring the best: On a quarterly basis, the Kiwanis Club will honor officers who go out of their way to protect and serve.
- Public service: That's an education campaign to help raise awareness of the dangerous situations officers are often called to work.
- Positive Interaction: That's where Thumbs Up Thursdays come in. Another component is Blue Monday which will kick off in the fall. It encourages citizens to use the first Monday of the month to thank a cop.
Montgomery is the charter city for the state of Alabama to implement CCOPS. The Kiwanis Club is putting up Signs, billboards, and TV spots for "Thumbs Up Thursday".