Monday, December 19, 2011

PGPD and HNLEA Christmas Food Basket Drive a Huge Success!

     Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Maryland Chapter of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA) gave over 700 families a great holiday boost when they provided much needed food baskets during their Christmas Food Basket Drive. The event, which featured Spanish radio station Romantica 900, was held on December 16, 2011 at the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Policing Satellite Office in Langley Park.

     HNLEA is a non-profit organization of professionals involved in the administration of justice and dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic and minority interests within the law enforcement profession. HNLEA president, Lieutenant Joseph Perez of the Prince George’s County Police Department, said, “This goes to show that even during these tough economic times, people manage to pull together to support those who are less fortunate. Distributing over 700 food baskets far exceeded our expectations, but it’s a testament to the human spirit displayed by many of our County residents, business owners, and police officers.”

     Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw was in attendance to help prepare and distribute the food baskets. “I’m so happy that our police department can be part of something that brings some assistance and joy to many in need during the holiday season. I will continue to give my full support to anyone involved in events such as this as long as I’m leading this police agency,” said Chief Magaw.

     For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Langley Park Satellite Office at (301) 431-6518.

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