LAPD SWAT Team Delivers Toys to Kids at Orthopaedic Institute for Children NA15238dm

December 8, 2015

WHAT: LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Officers continue their annual holiday tradition of delivering toys to 2,000 kids at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), with the help of Santa Claus.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Orthopaedic Institute for Children 403 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007

WHO: LAPD SWAT Officers Dr. Mauricio Silva, M.D., Medical Director of OIC OIC Board of Trustees members

WHY: Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT officers will deliver toys collected from their annual holiday toy drive to approximately 2,000 children at the OIC. Santa Claus will be joining the SWAT Team to make the delivery. Santa will arrive via LAPD helicopter, and then ride with officers in a SWAT rescue vehicle to deliver the toys to the children. This is the 21st anniversary of LAPD SWAT and OIC partnering to bring toys and joy to OIC’s patients. Every holiday season, toy collection boxes are placed in the 21 LAPD stations where LAPD personnel and the community are able to donate.

The OIC was founded in 1911 and serves over 60,000 patient visits each year with the focus on musculoskeletal conditions in children. For more information, visit them at

CONTACT: For more information, please contact LT Ruben Lopez at (213) 305-4631 or Camille Strickland of the OIC at (213) 742-1501.