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News Release

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Media Relations

Santa Claus Motorcade and Gift Giveaway for Kids

"Santa Claus Motorcade and Gift Giveaway for Kids"

 

Who:
Santa Claus, Metropolitan Division "G" Platoon Officers, West Bureau Motors Officers and 68 little 4 to 5 year-old students at Kedren Pico School

What:
Santa Claus Escort and LAPD Metropolitan Division "G" Platoon Gift Giveaway

Where:
From:
Wilshire Community Police Station
4681 West Venice Boulevard
To:
Kedren Pico School
4605 West Pico Boulevard

When:
Friday, December 21, 2001
12:00 p.m.

Los Angeles: Officers assigned to Metropolitan Division "G" Platoon will be escorting Santa Claus with the help of a West Bureau Motor Officer Motorcade from Wilshire Area Community Police Station to the Kedren Pico School. Approximately 68 little 4 to 5 year-old unsuspecting kids will witness Santa's arrival along with his police escort. Santa, with the help of his "G" Platoon, will distribute Christmas gifts to disadvantaged kids who might not otherwise get a Christmas toy. McDonald's Restaurants will also be on hand and will provide lunch for the kids.

Santa will leave Wilshire Station at approximately noon on December 21, 2001, and will arrive at the Kedren Pico School shortly thereafter.

The media is cordially invited to join the holiday festivities.

Anyone with comments or questions regarding this event can call Sergeant II Jerry Tomic, Officer Juan Reyes or Officer Joe Diaz at 213-485-4091.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.



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