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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!


The Lakeland Police Department will be accepting applications for the 2023 Cops for Kids Toy Donation program for five select days beginning on November 2, 2023. Parents or guardians needing assistance must register at one of the locations listed below. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE LAKELAND ADDRESS.


  • Thursday, November 2
    9 AM - 4 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM
    Simpson Park Complex, 1725 MLK Jr. Ave.
  • Friday, November 3
    9 AM - 4 PM
    Coleman Bush Building, 1104 MLK Jr. Ave.
  • Monday, November 6
    9 AM - 4 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM
    Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave.
  • Tuesday, November 7
    9 AM - 4 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM
    Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave.
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 (2021 AND 2022).

For additional information, call 863.834.6912.