Yukon Police Department Spreads Christmas Cheer with “Christmas with a Cop”
The Yukon Police Department is hoping to make some holiday’s brighter with this year’s “Christmas with a Cop” program, which takes place on Saturday, December 2. “Christmas with a Cop” is a volunteer program where police officers spend time Christmas shopping with a child in need.
The Yukon Police Department is accepting applications to participate in the program from now through November 17. Applicants must be within the Yukon public or private school districts. Applications are available at the police department or online here. Applications are to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Applications need to be dropped off at the department or mailed to:
Yukon Police Department
Attn: Susie Wright
100 S. Ranchwood Blvd.
Yukon, Oklahoma 73099
The goal this year is to help 25 to 30 children. The program is funded solely by donations. Donation boxes will be available by the end of October at many Yukon businesses, including Walgreens, McDonald’s, and several Yukon 7-11 stores. In addition, donations may be mailed or delivered to the previously stated address.
“Christmas with a Cop” began in 2008, when Yukon police officers took 15 children shopping. Over the years, the Yukon Police Department has taken close to 230 children shopping for presents!
Lucky youngsters chosen for the program start the day off at 7:30 am by being paired with an officer and getting to know them over breakfast. After breakfast, they caravan to the shopping location in a police unit with the other officers. The child and officer spend time shopping for the items on their Christmas list, and then the officer brings the little guest back to the station for gift wrapping fun. Once all packages are wrapped, the children are ready to go back home and have a Christmas to remember!
If you have any questions, please contact Susie Wright at [email protected] or at 405-354-1551. The Yukon Police Department appreciates the continued support from the community and is proud to serve the citizens of Yukon.
Christmas with a Cop is one of Yukon’s best programs. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-354-1895.