Georgetown’s Chase the Chief Annual 5K event, started out as a PTA partnership to promote youth health. In just five years, the field day has grown from 350 runners and a few thousand dollars, to more than 2000 participants and over $19,000 raised, which will go back to GISD for programs. Police Chief Wayne Nero announced each school campus will receive a check to P.E. teachers for approximately $650 and they will also disburse $9000 for specific grants.
The department also presented peer-selected Core Value Award to Lt. Renee Koog for her hard work managing the massive event and reflecting a positive image to the community, and a several other officers and PTA coordinators who were responsible for sponsor participation and smooth and safe operations during the event.