Borough Police Hand Out Trading Card Contest Prizes, Purchase Gifts for Bristol Children
Three lucky Bristol Borough kids were presented with their awards at Monday night’s Council meeting for winning the Police trading card contest.
Outside of fighting crime, connecting with kids of all ages has been one of the highest priorities for Chief of Police Joe Moors and Police Officers in the department since taking the helm back in April.
Last night Moors with School Resource Officer Ashley Beck announced the three winners of the Police Trading Card Contest that ran from October to late November.
The what appeared to be a mini high-five from one of the winners ( Seth Torres) to Mayor Ralph DiGuiseppe III was a definite highlight, or many, from the ceremony
We put on many great events for the kids during the year and this is a great note to end 2022 on, Moors said.
The Police trading card contest has history in the borough as it was held many years ago and we brought it back this year with the help of the Police secretaries, Officer Beck, PDQ Printing, Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association, and Farruggio’s Express Trucking.
Police Officers had photos taken of them at different Bristol locations, printed up into cards and posters. The first three kids to collect all 18 cards were to be awarded prizes when the contest ended on November 30.
- First Place Winner – Michael Poploskie X-Box and a Bag of Christmas Goodies.
- Second Place Winner- Seth Torres Nintendo Switch and 1 Game
- Third Place Winner Peyton Kasperitus $200 Gift Card and bag of Christmas Goodies
On behalf of the Mayor, Council, all the officers and myself thank you for a great year. Thank you to everybody that showed up to all of our events with the kids throughout town. We’re going to continue next year’s happy holidays everybody, said Moors at the conclusion of the presentations.
Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe added one more special gift to the borough’s children on behalf of the Council before the gift presentation ceremony closed.
“Just so everyone knows the Police Department has been so proactive with children and they want to continue doing things throughout the year so Council has decided to put funds from the 2023 budget for Chief Moors and the Mayor and officers to continue doing things with kids”
That’s what we’re really trying to focus on in 23 and we thank Joe (Chief Moors for taking community engagement with the Borough’s children to “a whole new level,” the Council President said.
DiGuiseppe did not specify a specific dollar amount going towards the effort.
In a related police community engagement item, Mayor DiGuiseppe said last Thursday he and with borough officials and police, shopped for 34 Borough kids purchasing them gifts for the holidays.
Both companies support any number of children related police sponsored events in Bristol yearly.
“They deserve some recognition and thanks for what they do,” DiGuiseppe and Moors said.
When will the gifts be delivered, Officials were asked Tuesday morning.
Only Santa knows, Moors said.