Our police officers are being scrutinized at all quarters but they never fail to go above and beyond in looking after the community.
The South Bend Police Department is being praised after it spread holiday cheer for hundreds of families in need in Indiana. At an annual event held before Christmas, the officers were seen handing out boxes of food and toys to locals at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
The department’s media liaison, Christine Karsten, said that an estimated 1,600 people stopped by. “The South Bend Police Department jumped at the chance to help connect with our community by spending the last two days handing out these boxes,” she said.
Back at it again! Day 2 of Distribution Day at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
They have more than 600 families stopping by today to get food and toys for Christmas. Thank you for letting us help you serve our community! pic.twitter.com/xRDWivVmbI
— South Bend Police (@southbendpolice) December 15, 2020
“Our department really works hard to engage and serve our community all year long, especially during the holidays,” Karsten added. “It is a great way for them to interact with families, adults, kids, outside of routine police work and they really enjoy it.”
Today is one of two Distribution Days at the Salvation Army Kroc Center and the SBPD is more than happy to help.
Our officers helped pass out Christmas Food Boxes to families in our community. The Kroc Center of South Bend is expecting 400 food boxes to be picked up today! pic.twitter.com/XTkJTkl4Is
— South Bend Police (@southbendpolice) December 14, 2020
It doesn’t end there because the officers are going all out to spread some much-needed holiday cheer. In Orlando, Florida, officers wore red Santa hats on Saturday morning to deliver gifts to more than 200 children.