In the Community OF Albuquerque

Community Outreach

Holiday Greetings,

We want you to know that we are grateful for our professional association.

OMSA is the primary sponsor for “Cops Helping Kids” event run by the New Mexico Deputy Sheriffs Police Athletic League. They provide an unforgettable experience for children who would not otherwise be able to celebrate the holiday. We are pleased to report that this is the eighth year that we are the primary sponsor for the “cops helping kids” program. The children and volunteers will leave the occasion with a giving spirit and hearts filled with joy.

What is NMSPAL?

The New Mexico Sheriff & Police Athletic League exists solely to create and strengthen bonds between local law enforcement and at-risk youth during a period in early life when such bonds can most often become life-long.

What is Cops for Kids?

NMSPAL’s Cops for Kids Day provides a day of food, entertainment, and holiday shopping for some of Albuquerque’s neediest children. Each child is paired with an officer and spends the day eating pancakes, shopping for gifts, enjoying a buffet lunch, and bowling, all while riding around town in the officer’s marked police unit with full police escort. While many children purchase gifts for themselves, many also purchase gifts for parents and siblings or basic items like winter jackets or school supplies.