Local police officers collect tips at Red Robin to support Special Olympics

An MTA officer participating in Tip-A-Cop in 2015

An MTA officer participating in Tip-A-Cop in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police departments throughout Maryland and Virginia are deploying police Saturday to serve as waitstaff at local Red Robin restaurants, so they can collect tips that will go straight to supporting the Special Olympics.

100 percent of the tips collected by law enforcement will go to Special Olympics Maryland or Special Olympics Virginia. The event will be going on all day today. In Maryland, police will be serving customers at the Red Robin on 20001 Century Boulevard in Germantown, with the following agencies participating:

  • Montgomery County Police Department
  • Chevy Chase Village Police Department
  • Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division
  • Rockville City Police Department
  • Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986

And in Virginia, many agencies will be participating, at Red Robins in the following locations:

  • Short Pump Town Center
  • Fairlakes
  • Glen Allen
  • Charlottesville
  • Patrick Henry Mall
  • Chantilly Crossing
  • Greenbrier
  • Red Mill Commons
  • Christiansburg
  • Roanoke
  • Cosner’s Corner
  • Liberia
  • Chesterfield Towne Center
  • Falls Church
  • Chesapeake

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