Local law enforcement is once again gearing up for the 13th annual "Santa Cops" program. This years' Santa Cops will once again be held at the Target store in Fort Dodge on December 10 and 11. Fort Dodge Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty says the program is set up for about 100 children grades K-6th to receive $100 to spend with a police officer. Doty says children can spend the money however they want, whether it be for themselves or family members. Doty says for as much as the kids get out of Santa Cops, the police officers enjoy it just as much:
The program is completely funded through the generosity of the community. Donations are always welcome to the Fort Dodge Police Association Santa Cops program.