Green Bay police host first Cops and Cars event

GREEN BAY, WIS. (WBAY) -- The Green Bay Police Department teamed up with a group of teenage car enthusiasts on Saturday.

Police say the group reached out to the department because they said it was having a hard time finding a place to meet up.

That lead to police opening up its lot for the day.

People there came out with their cars, put the hoods up, and had a great time while talking about cars.

Police say the event is just as much of a win for them as it is for the group.

"Here's an extra 200, 300 eyes and ears out for us in the community. If we can establish this relationship with them, if we're ever missing an adult, an endangered adult or a child, or vehicles involved in a crime; here's an extra 200-300 vehicles that are putting on thousands of miles a summer around our town that can be on the lookout; looking for this vehicle, or looking for this adult or child," said Captain John Laux of the Green Bay Police Department.

Police say they'd love to do this event again in the future.