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A Legal High Speed Chase

Every Wednesday at the Sonoma Raceway in California, high school students line up on the drag strip and go one on one … with a police car. It’s all a part of a program hoping to put a positive ‘spin’ on law enforcement, providing teens with a safe space to hit the accelerator. Now in its 23rd year, “Top the Cops” was first founded by Kevin McKinnie, a retired police officer looking for a way to help curb illegal drag racing. By harnessing teens’ need for speed, McKinnie and his fellow cops are helping to get more kids off the street scene while fostering a positive relationship between law enforcement and the local community.