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APD Teams up with Local Law Enforcement for the 27th Annual ‘Cops for Kids’

The Albuquerque Police Department has teamed up with several local law enforcement agencies for the 27th annual ‘Cops For Kids’ event.

Fri. December 10, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department has teamed up with several local law enforcement agencies for the 27th annual ‘Cops For Kids’ event.

Along with APD, New Mexico State Police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Corrales Police, the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance, and the University of New Mexico Police Department will all be participating.

‘Cops for Kids’ is a yearly event where officers are paired up with underprivileged children for the day.

On average 100-120, children are selected to participate in this holiday event each year. Referrals for consideration come from the City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo after School Programs throughout the city and county. Children are selected based on certain criteria and available funding.

This year’s event will be on Sunday, December 12, 2021 kicking off with a breakfast and fun at Top Golf, then later in the day the kids and officers will head to Walmart to pick out gifts. The event will end with lunch at Dions.

This has been a successful event for the past (26) years, because of community partners like you. Please consider sponsoring one or more children this year at a mere $100.00 per child. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Donations can be made at crimestoppersnm.com (select Cops for Kids from the drop down menu) or you can contact Sonya Marquez at [email protected] or 505-917-6436.