The Brookhaven Police Department is hosting its Annual Hot Pursuit 5K race on Sept. 17 to benefit the department’s “Shop with a Badge” program that assists children in need in the area every December

The entry fee is $35. Registration includes T-shirts while supplies last.

The race starts and ends on Dresden Drive near Apple Valley Drive and DeKalb Fire Station #2. Parking will be in the rear lot of the Brookhaven MARTA station at 3360 Peachtree Road.

As part of the “Shop with a Badge” program in December, officers and other local first responders and public safety volunteers partner up with children from the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club to shop for items from their Christmas wish list. Each child has a $200 limit.

For more information about the “Shop with a Badge” program, contact Officer Carlos Nino at or Officer Wilner Piquant at or at 404-637-0704.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.