HPD Took Kids on “Shop With A Cop” Day!

Police from several agencies throughout the region partnered with the Harrisburg Police Athletic League to take youth on the annual “Shop with a Cop” program.  Police and youth met at the Heinz-Menaker Senior Center and enjoyed a hearty breakfast prepared by volunteers before heading out to Walmart to purchase Christmas presents for the children’s family.  Everyone returned to the Heinz-Menaker Senior Center to wrap the presents.

This year the Harrisburg Bureau of Police participated in a “No Shave” November.  Officers were permitted to grow a beard from mid-November until January 2nd for a donation of $25.  The department raised $2,000 for the “No Shave” November and will present the money to HPAL during the “Shop with a Cop” event.  

 For more information regarding HPAL, please go to https://hbgpal.wordpress.com/

 To see the video from last year’s event, please go to https://youtu.be/S8yITyXfuFs


Harrisburg Police Receive Automated External Defibrillator For Police Cruiser

The City of Harrisburg Bureau of Police has received one Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for a police cruiser to aid officers in responding to medical emergencies.

The donation came through the Fraternal Order of Police as part of a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

AED’s are a device that measures heart rhythm and can send a shock to the heart to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. The non-profit 501 (c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

FOP National President Chuck Canterbury said that a $250,000 grant would help get 263 AED’s into the hands of police across the country.

Les Neri, President of the Pennsylvania State FOP, distributed 26 AED’s to police departments with the greatest need for this life-saving device across the state. Canterbury and Neri encourage individuals to learn more about the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation at www.FirehouseSubsFoundation.org and about the FOP at www.FOP.net.

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