Police Programs

Shop with a Cop

“Shop with a Cop” benefits needy children from Pierce Township at our annual event held in early December. Each year, “Shop with a Cop” provides a joyful holiday for underprivileged children who, without this event, may not experience one. The participating children are identified by schools, churches and social service agencies.

On the day of the event, uniformed officers from the Pierce Township Police Department volunteer their time to the children for a morning of shopping with their law enforcement partner. Each child is provided with a $50 gift card to spend on themselves and their family.  After the shopping spree is complete, the child and officer wrap the new gifts.

This program was designed to benefit children between the ages of five and twelve years old. The purpose of this event is to provide a happier holiday season to the children and for them to interact with law enforcement officers in a positive setting.

Thanks for you support!

Protect Child Safe Gun Locks

Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices (safety kits).

Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 35 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and continues to help its law enforcement partners promote firearms safety by providing educational materials and support services.

Project ChildSafe, a component of the Bush administration’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” gun violence prevention initiative, is supported by the firearms industry, U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) grants, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), administrators of the program.

Please stop by the police department to receive your free lock kit. Limit 2 per household. Click here for gun lock instructions.

911 Cell Phone Bank

Each year over 100 million people upgrade their old cell phones. Most simply toss them in a drawer and forget about them. Our mission is to maximize the benefits of retired cell phones while minimizing their environmental impact. Reusing cell phones ensures that the greatest possible value is recovered and quite literally gives old phones new life.

The 911 Cell Phone Bank is a nationwide program designed to maximize community cell phone donations. To best accomplish this, the 911 Cell Phone Bank has turned to RMS Communications, one of the nation’s largest cell phone recyclers.

The Pierce Township Police Department has partnered with this organization to:

  • Help provide free emergency phones for senior citizens and victims of abuse
  • Keep hazardous cell phone waste out of the landfill
  • Phones that are received by the police department are returned back to the Pierce Township Community, after that are refurbished and safety checked.

This program is endorsed by The National Association of Triad’s; The National Sheriff’s Association; Nation Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).

To donate a cell phone to this program, drop-off your cell phone off at the front desk during normal business office.