Got old coats? Cobb cops collecting winter gear for those who need it


Cobb County police want your coat and your scarf and your gloves. No, it isn’t going into evidence.

The department is collecting old, unused winter gear ahead of the cold months to donate to those in need.

It started with Chief Mike Register asking those who work at Cobb PD to donate, said department spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce, and the drive expanded to the community.

What are the coldest days in the history of Cobb County?

The agency said it is still determining where the goods will go, but said donations will be spread around to several organizations throughout the county.

The donations will be accepted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays, until Dec. 1.

You are free to go ... to any of the police precincts and the headquarters, locations for which are all below.

• Precinct No. 1: 2380 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw

• Precinct No. 2: 4700 Austell Road in Austell

• Precinct No. 3: 1901 Cumberland Parkway in Atlanta

• Precinct No. 4: 4400 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta

• Precinct No. 5: 4640 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs

• Headquarters: 140 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta

Like Cobb County News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Mississippi alderman charged with procuring prostitution
Mississippi alderman charged with procuring prostitution

An alderman from a north Mississippi county was arrested and charged Wednesday with procuring prostitution, police said. Ronald Wayne Hale was booked into the DeSoto County jail with a $1,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office. He was released Wednesday afternoon. Hale had no comment as he left the jail. Hale is the alderman of Ward 2 in Southaven...
California woman thwarts abduction of her children
California woman thwarts abduction of her children

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man wanted in the attempted kidnapping of two children in California on Wednesday. Deputies said a mother was with her two children in a jogging stroller in Valencia around 11 a.m. Wednesday when the man suddenly approached her from behind, KCAL reported. Investigators said the man...
Watch: North Korean guard makes dramatic defection
Watch: North Korean guard makes dramatic defection

South Korea announced on Nov. 13 that an unnamed soldier defecting from the North was rescued and taken to a hospital after he was found shot in the shoulder and elbow in the border village of Panmunjom. A dramatic video of the 24-year-old, identified only by his last name, Oh, escaping North Korea, is fascinating to watch. Officials in South Korea...
Floridians twerk for Trump during traffic jam he caused
Floridians twerk for Trump during traffic jam he caused

It’s never the wrong time to get your twerk on, according to a few Floridians. President Donald Trump and his family traveled to his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach for the Thanksgiving holiday. As with any official trip made by the First Family, the Trumps traveled from Palm Beach International Airport to the property via a motorcade...
Health care provider fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots
Health care provider fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots

A health care provider in Minnesota fired 50 employees because they refused to get flu shots, KBJR reported. Essentia Health had imposed a Monday deadline for employees to get flu shots or receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Since September, Essentia employees, volunteers, students and vendors had three choices: get a flu shot...
More Stories