State Troopers and DPS Officers Join Marine Corps Reserve For 2015 Toys For Tots Campaign

December 1, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is participating in the 2015 Toys for Tots campaign.  This is the seventh year Georgia State Troopers and officers with Capitol Police and the Department’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division have joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for needy children during the Christmas season.

Collection boxes are being placed at Department of Public Safety locations across the state.  Donated toys should be new and unwrapped, and may be dropped off at Georgia State Patrol posts between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.  Additional collection sites are in the lobby at the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters on East Confederate Avenue in Atlanta and the Capitol Police Services office at 180 Central Avenue near the Georgia State Capitol.

All donations will stay in the county in which the donation was received. Allowing donations to benefit children in the local community.

“The Department is honored to continue our tradition of partnering with the Marine Corps and Toys for Tots. Helping children and families in need have a safe and happy holiday is just another way for us to give back to the community, “ said Colonel McDonough.  Additionally, he said child safety seat checks are being incorporated into toy collection drives on certain days in the local communities.

For a complete list of Georgia State Patrol posts and addresses, visit the Georgia Department of Public Safety website at http://dps.georgia.gov.