The Long Beach Police Department, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation, has begun the annual “Toy Patrol” holiday toy drive and is collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys from individuals and businesses to be distributed to children in need throughout Long Beach. The Toy Patrol delivery caravan will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2013, and will be a joint effort with the Long Beach Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Officers come into contact with families and children every day who are less fortunate due to circumstances beyond their control. Police employees with firsthand knowledge of a family in need must submit the family’s information to the program for consideration.  No outside referrals will be accepted.

The L.B.P.D. and the Police Foundation invite you to join us in spreading the joy of the holiday season to those families by donating to this worthy cause. Collection boxes can be found at the below police facilities, as well as all City of Long Beach libraries, all Farmers & Merchants bank branches in Long Beach, and in businesses throughout the City.

Each year, we are especially in need of toys for boys and girls ages 12 and up.  Monetary donations and/or gift cards are also being accepted through the Long Beach Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit   organization.  Please mail donations to LBPF, P.O. Box 15418, Long Beach, CA 90815, and mark your donation “Toy Patrol” on the memo line.  For more information, please call (562) 570-7210.

Police Facilities:                             Location:

Police Headquarters                       400 West Broadway
East Division                                    4800 Los Coyotes Diagonal
North Division                                   4891 Atlantic Avenue
West Division                                   1835 Santa Fe Avenue