Salt Lake City Police #Officers, Explorers, and civilians kicked off the first ever Police Pay It Forward event this morning!! The #PPF program partners #SLCPD officers with 50 children, ages 6-12. We work with the Utah Department of Child and Family Services, Community Advisory Board, and the Salt Lake City School District to identify children who would benefit from a positive interaction with a police officer. Funds for the program are collected through donations from internal personnel and external organizations.
Salt Lake City Police officers participated in the kick-off of this event in November and December by donating money to purchase grooming variances. In the two-month span, officers donated over $10,000.
The event started at Little America, where children are paired with a police officer. Together, the dynamic duos eat breakfast, convoy in police vehicles to Walmart - where kids got a visit with Santa - and then shopped for #Christmas gifts for the children and their families. @slcschools @walmart @slcpdcab