ARROYO GRANDE, CA - The Arroyo Grande Police Department was proud to sponsor the 32nd Annual Santa Cop program. Santa Cop gave law enforcement personnel the opportunity to interact with struggling families in a positive way to bring the families, and especially the children, an even more special holiday season that for many would not be possible without this program.
Each and every child has a special and unique story, a story of excitement and appreciation that becomes so evident in their faces and voices when they receive their gifts from Santa Claus. We would not be able to continue to provide this program, year after year, without the compassion and concern for others and the valuable assistance from community members.
We would like to extend a special "Thank You" to our local WalMart for their generous grant that allowed us to purchase gifts for our struggling families, Chili's restaurant for hosting the event and providing a free breakfast to the families, Dr. Timothy Perrin for his very generous donation and all of our City staff members and community members who contributed to the success of our Santa Cop Program!
Beau D, Pryor
Chief of Police