Letter - A model ATC programI recently had the honor of visiting with the Law Enforcement Student Club at Alexandria Technical College. The club had contacted Todd County Social Services inquiring about families that were currently suffering difficult times.
To the editor:
I recently had the honor of visiting with the Law Enforcement Student Club at Alexandria Technical College. The club had contacted Todd County Social Services inquiring about families that were currently suffering difficult times.
Child Protection Worker Kali Christensen provided the club with a list of families. The goal of the club was to make the holiday season more enjoyable for these families through a program named “Operation Santa Claus.” I visited the college to pick up presents that the club had purchased for these families.
We were amazed at the amount of presents that the law enforcement students had accumulated to distribute to these families. The club obtained information on the members of the chosen families and shopped specifically for each of those individuals. Club President Leif Anderson and his members were very organized and put substantial time and resources into this program.
The most common law enforcement slogan throughout the years has been to serve and protect. These law enforcement students have definitely learned the “serve” part of this slogan. They should be commended for their effort. Each of these students can be proud that they have impacted numerous families this Christmas in a very positive way.
The Alexandria Technical College Law Enforcement program is a model program and a huge asset to quality law enforcement throughout the state.
Sheriff Peter J.
Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protection Worker Kali Christensen, Todd County Social Services