PPB and Target Team to Christmas Shop with Local Children

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December 09, 2013 20:03

  

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division and Target will co-host "Heroes and Helpers" on December 11 & 13, 2013. The Target Galleria at 939 SW Morrison, in Downtown Portland, will host this event on December 11 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and The Target at Jantzen Beach 1400 N Jantzen Ave, will host on December 13 from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Portland Police Officers will escort children to each store and assist the youth with selection of clothing, school supplies, or toys for Christmas. The School Resource Officers have chosen children they have come in contact with whose families are in need of assistance this Holiday Season. Each of the selected 50 children will receive a $50 Target gift card to shop with.

The Youth Services Division's number one goal is to keep our children and community safe by helping to build an environment where people feel safe while also emphasizing and prioritizing the importance of education to youth. School Resource Officers (SRO) work closely with school staff, students and parents and are included in every major discussion related to school safety and disorder. The primary activities of the SRO are problem solving, education, mentorship, and crime prevention.

We encourage parents and students to get to know their SRO, ask questions and talk with the officer about what is happening in and around their schools.

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