ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany Police Department has planned its first “pop-up BBQ” event of 2022 for Tuesday, May 31. The event is scheduled to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Green Street.

This is not the first time Albany Police officers have taken a community-centered approach and invited the public out for hot dogs and hamburgers. Back in 2018, when Chief of Police Eric Hawkins first joined the department, he called the events inspiring. They are meant to create positive relationships between police and the community and have even featured children’s movies in the past.

Each person who goes to the barbeque will be served a hot dog, hamburger, and bottled water. The Department plans to host several events like this throughout the summer months.