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UT Tyler Police Collect Toys for Children’s Advocacy Center

December 13, 2012

UT Tyler Police 2012 Toy Drive

The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department has collected 150 toys for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County, Chief Mike Medders announced.

“Each year the university police department conducts a charitable function during the holiday season, and we’re extremely happy to present these toys to the Children’s Advocacy Center. We look forward to giving back each year,” Medders said.

In the past, the UT Tyler PD has collected toys for Child Protective Services and the Rainbow Room.

“In other years, we have held fundraisers to assist families that were in need,” Medders added.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County is dedicated to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and strives to reduce trauma through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecutions and the healing of the children and their families.

Toy Drive: (From left) Johnna Thedford, UT Tyler Police administrative assistant; Brittany Pool, student worker; and Margaret McBride, Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County. The UT Tyler Police Department collected 150 toys for the center.