Tulsa Barber Shop Partnered With Tulsa Police, Gave Free Hair Cuts

Tuesday, October 6th 2020, 4:24 pm
By: Mallory Thomas

TULSA, Okla. -

Tuesday, a local barber shop gave away free haircuts in partnership with the Tulsa Police Department.

The first 25 families who signed up for Cuts with Cops received free haircuts at Barber City. 

Parents said the best part about Cuts with Cops is that it meant they didn't have to give their kids a haircut at home. 

“They kind of just know what they want, go in there, get it and it’s easy for me. I don’t have to try to do it at home," said Claudia Terrell.

Terrell was able to wait in the car while her two sons got a haircut. These are haircuts that would normally cost $20 each. 

“We know a lot of people don’t have the time and chance to bring their kids, and sometimes it’s hard for them to pay $20 for a haircut so we just decided to do it free today and help them out," said Sammy Barrera. 

Barrera is a barber at Barber City and cuts hair for some Tulsa officers. He and the owner of Barber City wanted to give back to the community.

So, they donated their time and gave free cuts to 25 families as part of Cuts with Cops.

Police said it's another way they are trying to build a trusting relationship with citizens. 

“Especially those that may have a wrong perception and, you know, if they’re struggling and we can be there to offer them help. As well as...building relationships and bridges, we’re all about it and that’s what we want to do," said Officer Angela Emberton. 

Terrell said she's thankful for Tuesday's event. 

“It’s been probably over a month. We’ve been doing them at home off and on, but it’s definitely different when you bring them to the barber," said Terrell. 

If you weren’t able to make it out to Cuts with Cops, they plan to hold another one in the future and hope to be able to offer even more slots. For More Info about Barber City CLICK HERE