Last week, Local 400 members from the Annapolis Police and Takoma Park Police participated in the Police Plunge to support Special Olympics Maryland.

The officers joined nearly 800 participants in the event on Friday, January 25, as part of the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge taking place last week.

The frigid dives into the Chesapeake Bay raised hundreds of thousands of dollars overall, while the Annapolis Police Department alone raised more than $12,000 in about 12 hours. All proceeds benefit athletes with Special Olympics Maryland.