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Police to Host ‘Conversation with a Cop’ Event in Clarendon

Two Clarendon restaurants will host the Arlington County Police Department’s “Conversation with a Cop” event next Thursday evening (August 31).

The conversation begins at Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd) from 6-7 p.m., then continues at Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd) from 7-8 p.m.

Police said the event is “an opportunity for those who frequent the Clarendon area to get to know the officers regularly assigned to the weekend Clarendon Detail, learn about our partnership with the Clarendon businesses and share your ideas on how we can work together to make Clarendon a safe place to enjoy nightlife and entertainment.”

The area’s drinking culture has been under scrutiny by residents in recent years.

In June 2014 a naked man led police on a chase through Clarendon during that year’s All American Bar Crawl just before the Fourth of July. A month later the Arlington County Board passed new regulations that required crawl organizers to pay for a stepped-up police presence at the events. Both attendance and arrests dropped at subsequent bar crawls.

This year’s All American Bar Crawl was the first in the county this year, after organizers skipped the usual St. Patrick’s Day crawl.

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