Cops N' Kids is a program that supports families in the community that cannot afford holiday presents and has been an annual program in the Manhattan and Riley County area for over 25 years. Each December a group of police officers, detectives, and corrections officers join forces to take several area children shopping. Historically the program has served approximately 50 families each year.
Residents and visitors of Riley County can expect to see officers sporting facial hair for the cause beginning on November 1, 2017 and ending November 30, 2017. Officers appearances will remain professional and each officer participating in the program will be equipped with cards listing instructions on how to find out more information.