Operation Blue Santa
The mission of the Turlock Police Operation Blue Santa is to provide toys and other donated items for families in need during the Holiday Season, while providing holiday safety tips to all. We achieve this goal with the goodwill and support of Turlock residents & businesses. Through generous contributions, we provide families with donated items that are delivered to them by Blue Santa & his helpers.
HistoryIn 2012, the Turlock Police Department Crime Prevention Unit paired up with Turlock PAL (Police Activities League) & introduced Operation Blue Santa to the Citizens of Turlock. With the help of Police Officers, Volunteers, other Police Staff, Turlock Recreation, and community members, the kickoff of Operation Blue Santa was a huge success.
Since the introduction of Blue Santa in 2012, kids throughout Turlock have nicknamed Blue Santa as the "Santa Cop". Santa Cop is known for keeping kids safe from the bad elves, and helping those in need.
Events & Appearances
- School presentations on safety
- Festival of Lights
- Christmas parade
- Turlock Together / Holiday shopping
- National Night Out
- Special visits throughout Turlock
We Need Your Help, DONATE TODAY!We gladly accept the following donations:
- Donations by cash or check
- Unwrapped new toys (no weapon type toys please)
- In-kind services
- Wrapping paper
Donations can be mailed to, or dropped off at:
Turlock Police Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
Refer a FamilyContact Crime Prevention Specialist Michelle Backeroff for more information on how to refer a family in need.
Sponsor a FamilyYou can assist Santa Cop by sponsoring a family. You will be provided with a copy of Santa's letters from kids, along with information on the family's needs and wants. You can then do the shopping for the family and drop off the unwrapped items to the Turlock Police Department. We will wrap the gifts and Santa Cop will personally deliver the gifts to the families. For more information on how to sponsor a family, contact the Crime Prevention Unit.
All donations are tax-deductible!
For more information on Operation Blue Santa, contact:
Crime Prevention Specialist