The Clovis Police Department has unfortunately announced, that their annual Cops and Kids Christmas event has been cancelled for this year. The Chief of Police, Douglas R. Ford released a statement saying:
We realize it is way past the date we normally are in full gear getting together with the community and businesses asking for assistance with our annual event. We have been waiting and hoping for the pandemic to end or get to the point we would not be endangering the health of our community. But sadly, it does not appear as though that will happen soon enough.
Not only would we be placing the officers, volunteers, children and families at risk of exposure, we would be setting an example to the community to disregard safe shopping practices set forth to reduce the spread of this virus. He believes we will get through this season and he looks forward to a better 2021 by keeping our Community strong and healthy.