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Cops for Kids

Every year the Lakeland Police department has sponsored the Cops for Kids program.

This toy donation program, with the help of generous community donors, allows families to provide their children with a happy holiday. Gift donations for children up to 12 years of age are accepted. The gifts should be unwrapped and can be dropped off at the Lakeland Police Station. Cash donations are also accepted.

If you would like to make an early donation, please contact the Community Services Unit at 863.834.6912.

This is a great opportunity to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season!




Looking to share some good will and cheer this coming holiday season? Donate to our Cops For Kids Toy Drive! 

You can drop off NEW, UNWRAPPED toy from October 18 to December 3 at any of the below locations:

  • Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Avenue
  • City Hall, 228 S Massachusetts Avenue
  • Lakeland Public Libraries (100 Lake Morton Drive, 1700 N Florida Avenue, 4740 S Florida Avenue)
  • Lakeland Electric, 501 E Lemon Street
  • Kelly Recreation Complex, 404 Imperial Boulevard

For additional information, call 863.834.6912.



The Lakeland Police Department will be accepting applications for the 2021 #CopsForKids Toy Donation program Parents or guardians needing assistance must register in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The following locations and dates will be accepting applications:
Monday, October 25: Coleman Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King JR Avenue
Wednesday, October 27: Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin Luther King JR Avenue
Monday, November 1: Lakeland Police Department Community Room, 219 North Massachusetts Avenue
Tuesday, November 2: Lakeland Police Department Community Room, 219 North Massachusetts Avenue
- You MUST be a Lakeland resident
- Families registering must bring the following:
- Current Lakeland Electric Utility Bill (Must Have a Lakeland Address)
- Photo ID
- Original Birth Certificate for Each Child (Children 12 and under are eligible)

Registration does not guarantee acceptance, and applicants must not have received assistance from the program for the past two years (2019 AND 2020).

For additional information, call 863.834.6912.