Anonymous Neighbors Give Officers Gifts Through 'Adopt-a-Cop' Program

Anonymous Neighbors Give Officers Gifts Through 'Adopt-a-Cop' Program

Community members in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, are showing appreciation for their local police officers in a unique way.

Earlier this year, a resident started a program called Adopt-A-Cop so neighbors could sign up to bless an officer with presents and anonymous acts of kindness over a period of six to twelve months, WSPA reported.

“Officers have received an array of kind gifts from their assigned community member such as snacks, gloves, hats and hand written [sic] notes,” the article read.

The program’s Facebook page said its goal is to help community members create positive relationships with the officers and also build trust.

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“We randomly get gifts or a gift card or some type of gift of appreciation. We get those from random people in the community. We don’t know who we’re getting them from, and they don’t know which officer they’re giving them to,” said police chief Benjamin Ford.

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