It’s a common misconception that when a police officer knocks on your door, it’s not a good thing; but what if the officer comes bearing gifts?
This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Dallas Police Department’s Santa Cops, a program that affords families in the community a Holiday to remember.
Since the program’s inception in 1984, the Dallas Police Department has assisted more than 10,000 families in the City of Dallas during the Holiday season. Patrol officers, along with other members of the police department, see the various needs in the community and the Santa Cops program allows the department to give back in a unique way.
During the week of Thanksgiving, members of the department identify families in need of food, clothing and toys. Officers are engaging with members of the community and listening to their needs.
The gifts are delivered on the Saturday before Christmas, this year they were delivered December 20th.
Santa Cops is one of the many ways the Dallas Police Department would like to wish the citizens of Dallas a safe and Happy Holiday season.