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"Kids, Cops, & Christmas" Press Conference: Members of the Media Invited

Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent/Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner/Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Telephone: (401) 444-1120

The Rhode Island State Police, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and the law enforcement and business community will help brighten the upcoming holiday season for many children, who are clients of Crossroads Rhode Island, A Children's Friend, the Hispanic Ministerial Association of Rhode Island, Project Night Vision, the Center for Southeast Asians, the Multi Service Center for All, and Family Service of Rhode Island.

Law enforcement officers throughout Rhode Island have been invited to attend this holiday event and will bring unwrapped gifts to fulfill a wish for children, who may otherwise be forgotten this holiday season. Our goal is "1,000 presents for 1,000 children" and to provide a positive Christmas experience for them. This is the sixth year Rhode Island law enforcement has participated in this program. This year several Rhode Island businesses will also be attending with their donations of toys, gift cards, jewelry, and cash donations.

The Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association, and the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General will kick off the Kids, Cops & Christmas Program:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:00 p.m. State Room of the State House

Attending the press conference will be Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Chief John Desmarais, President of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association, and representatives of Crossroads Rhode Island, A Children's Friend, the Hispanic Ministerial Association of Rhode Island, Project Night Vision, the Center for Southeast Asians, the Multi Service Center for All, and Family Service of Rhode Island, as well as our corporate sponsors from CVS Caremark, Ocean State Job Lot, Alex & Ani, Walgreens, and Benny's, Inc. Police chiefs and police officers from throughout the state will also be in attendance.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police

Online: http://www.risp.ri.gov

Release date: 12-17-2013

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