From Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley
Another year has passed and 2018 was no different than past years in bringing out the best in our community.
In 2018, the Apopka Police Department continued to receive strong backing from our community. The continued support we received is humbling and cannot be measured. Throughout the entire year, we saw countless acts of kindness throughout our community and for our police officers.
As a result of our community’s support, the Apopka Police Department was able to spend countless hours giving back to the community. Individuals and businesses donated funds and items so that we could provide assistance to those less fortunate. Thanks to these donations this past holiday season, we were able to provide gifts to 106 children from Apopka during our annual Shop with a Cop event. In addition, officers were able to deliver presents to other children directly to their homes.
Once again, we were able to provide support to Loaves and Fishes – a community organization that provides food and hygiene items to individuals in need. With the donation, Loaves and Fishes was able to provide Christmas presents and food to their patrons.
It is always rewarding for the officers and me to see the smiling faces of these deserving children and families. It is a true testament to what giving back is all about. These are only a few of the many outreach projects that Apopka police officers did for the community throughout the year. It would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.
Your support of the Apopka Police Department is reflected in the thanks that officers receive every day of the year. There have been many times throughout the year that members of the community drop off food or treats at the department. Often, people just stop by to say, “Thanks for what you do.” These small tokens of appreciation mean a lot and do not go unnoticed.
As we move to 2019, please continue to show your support and appreciation of all our local law enforcement officers. They put on the uniform every day to keep all of us safe.
The men and women of the Apopka Police Department once again want to say “Thank You” for all your support. We appreciate everything you do for us, and we look forward to serving you in the coming year.