Kinston Police hold Pizza with the Police event

KINSTON, NC (WITN)- Kinston police officers came together at Pizza Hut to interact with their community. The event, Pizza with the Police, took place Saturday afternoon to give the community of Kinston a chance to dine and chat with police officers.

This marks the third annual Pizza with the Police event where Kinston police chief, Alonzo Jaynes says young people especially are encouraged to come and break bread with the officers. The event was completely free and designed for the communinty and police officers to see each other in a non law enforcement capacity.

"We let our guards down, you become more comfortable and sometimes you expand the bonds of trust by breaking bread," says Jaynes.

If you missed the chance to chat with the police officers today there are several opportunities coming up including an ice cream social where officers will talk about how to safely interact with police that will take place Friday, june 28.