Sign In
alert

Trending Searches: Job OpportunitiesParks | Library

News
Skip Navigation LinksHome / PWC News
Police Department Raises $15,685 for Gift Cards for County Foster Care Clients
Sunday, 20 December 2020
| County News & Features | | | 0 Comments
​In a normal holiday season, the Prince William County Police Department sponsors "Santa Cops" a program where police officers take children, youth and young adults in foster care shopping for presents. During "Santa Ride" Santa visits county public elementary schools with the motorcycle unit. 

With COVID-19, this year was different, and the programs were canceled. The department had to adjust. 

The Police Department participated in the 2020 Christmas Project through the Prince William Department of Social Services, which provides services to roughly 120 foster care clients.

Units and squads across the Police Department raised $15,685 in gift cards to go to those in foster care. 

"Some of the individuals have experienced abuse or neglect and are unable to reside in their own homes," said Prince William County Police Spokesman Jonathan Perok. "We thought this was most certainly a worthy case to support during any holiday season, but especially this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

The Police Department's Community Engagement Section spearheaded the effort. 
Comments ()
Please log-in with your Facebook account to post comments. Comments will be visible upon approval. Please note that comments containing inappropriate language, personal attacks or other content not suitable for a general audience will not be published
Please sign up or

Disclaimer

You are now leaving the official Prince William County Government website.