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Evanston police are raising funds for Special Olympics today with a “Cop on Top” promotion at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1900 Dempster St.

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Evanston police are raising funds for Special Olympics today with a “Cop on Top” promotion at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1900 Dempster St.

From 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. officers are standing atop the shop to draw attention to other officers down below who are raising funds from shoppers for the Special Olympics program.

Whether it’s the popular association of police with donuts, or the appeal of helping disabled athletes, the event typically raises $1,200 to $1,500 each time the department holds it, according to Officer Tanya Noble, who was on the scene this morning.

And if the idea of helping the officers be “released” from their “captivity” atop the building doesn’t open the wallets of passersby, there’s also a more personal reward — a coupon for a free donut!

Four of Evanston’s finest discover that “captivity” can be refreshing.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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