Charity Events

Officers of the Laurel Police Department participate in numerous charitable events throughout the year. Our officers love to be involved in the community.

The Deep Creek Dunk and Polar Bear Plunge

Police in WaterLaw Enforcement and the Special Olympics Maryland have a long and storied partnership with many fundraisers, the biggest being the two cold water challenges. Each winter the Laurel Police/FOP Laurel Lodge Number 11 team plunges into the cold waters of Deep Creek Lake and the Chesapeake Bay, raising thousands of dollars for Special Olympics!

View the Special Olympics Maryland website.

No Group of Police InsideShave November

In 2015, Laurel Police Officers began growing beards as a statement to raise money for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. The campaign raised over $5,200 for the cause the first year and has raised thousands of dollars every year since.

View the Zero Cancer website.

Santa with a Badge

Organized in conjunction on an annual basis with allied agencies, such as theGroup of People in a Store Hyattsville Police Department, Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland State Police, and the Maryland Park Police, law enforcement officers are partnered with underprivileged children. The officers take the children to the Mall at Prince George's in the patrol cars with lights and sirens, where the kids are treated to a shopping spree and lunch! Over 100 children and 100 officers participate in this event.

Toys for Tots

Each yPeople with Shopping Carts and Toysear the Laurel Police have hosted a Toys for Tots bin in the lobby of the Laurel Police Department, 811 5th Street. A couple of years ago, after noticing the box was mostly empty, a handful of officers used the holiday gift cards they were awarded by the City to go buy toys to fill the box. The tradition has carried on for a few years and is looked forward to each holiday season.

Tip A Cop

These charity fundraisers feature officers working as servers to make "tips," except all of the tips go to charity! Officers have participated in these events this past year at Longhorn Steakhouse for Special Olympics and Burger Fi for the Relay for Life.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

A staple fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland, this event has law enforcement officers from the area run the leg from Hyattsville, MD to Laurel, MD to take the Flame of Hope to it's next leg on the way to the Special Olympic Games.

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

Officers annually participate and help with the Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS) Turkey Trot, as well as helping hand out turkeys to the less fortunate. Visit the Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services website to learn more about how you can help!

Police Unity Tour

Officers ride their bicycles from Pennsylvania to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, DC, in honor of those who have died in the line of duty, as well as raise funds for the memorial. Visit the Police Unity Tour website for more information.

Police In a Kitchen
People Holding a Torch
Police Next to Boxes of Food
People on Bikes