2024 Adopt-A-Cop Presented by:
Celebrate National Law Enforcement Day and Adopt-A-Cop!
January is Adopt-A-Cop month! Participating businesses will be supplied with signage for storefront and business windows, as well as a digital “tool kit” with a variety of ways to celebrate their police officer(s).
There is no cost to participate in the program and is a community-wide opportunity. You do not have to be a GACC member to participate!
Registration for this program begins 11/27 and closes 12/22. You may adopt more than one police officer. You also may request a specific police officer. Window signs will be available for pickup at the chamber office starting Tuesday January 2nd, 2024. (You may pick up signs if you didn't register, but we cannot guarantee which officers will be available if you did not sign-up during the registration period).
The campaign starts Tuesday, January 9th on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Participation will be recognized in The Outlook with business names in a timely manner after the program is well underway.
Our sincerest thank you to all the Gresham area businesses and individuals who are participating in the Adopt-A-Cop program. The outpouring is truly incredible.
To get involved, call the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center staff at 503-665-1131 or email the chamber at email@example.com.
Donate and Show Your Support
Donations are being collected in order to provide Gresham's Finest with a massage chair and improvements to a new Wellness Room at the police station for our officers. Just one way our community can say, "Thank you for your service!", on a regular and ongoing basis.
Buddy Bear and Blanket Program
First, I would like to say, what an amazing community we have! I have received notice from several of you that you would like to help our youngest citizens by participating in the Buddy Bear and Blanket program.
The outpouring has been incredible however, we have been asked by GPD to STOP collecting bears and blankets at this time because they have been overwhelmed with support of this program. They bear-ly have enough room for their current inventory and they paws-a-tively don’t have room for additional donations. If you were planning on collecting bears and blankets, please hold off for now. The point of contact for this program is Brian Bretz firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions or would like to support in the future.
Questions and Answers
Q- Who do I contact with questions about Adopt-A-Cop?
A- Call or email Gresham Chamber 503.665.1131 email@example.com Please do not contact GPD with general Adopt-A-Cop program questions.
Q- How do I contact my officer?
A- Snail mail. Please initiate contact with a letter. Don’t forget to include, on the envelope, their name and badge number (found on the back of the poster).
Q- Will my officer visit me?
A- If you would like to initiate contact feel free to reach out directly (see above) for availability.
Q- Where do I find my officer’s badge number?
A- On the back of the “We Support” poster.
Q- When is the group photo/parade?
A- TBD! More details to come on this fun event.
Q- Can I participate in this event if I don't have my own business?
A- Yes! Ask your manager or supervisor if you can display at your workplace, or pick up a sign for the front window on your house! *Limited to supplies on-hand. Non-registered businesses/individuals may pick up window signs starting January 8th.
Thank you again for your support of our Gresham Police Officers!