Newburgh Police Show Their Holiday Spirit
The City of Newburgh is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. The city has a high violent crime and child poverty rate. This holiday season, the City of Newburgh Police Department helped bring some holiday cheer to some young residents.
According to the City of Newburgh Police Department's Facebook page, this year the police department held a toy drive where every member of the department purchased and donated toys for City of Newburgh children.
Wednesday morning, instead of Santa coming a few days early, four city cops took turns playing the role of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.
Chief David Cameron, Sergeant Kevin Lahar, Officers Christopher Tabachnick and Frank Quinn drove around the city in a police truck and gave away toys to any young area children they saw playing on the streets of Newburgh.
Neighborhood Scout recently ranked the most dangerous cities in America. Newburgh's violent crime rate was more than 4 times higher than the statewide average. Meanwhile according to three years of data from the U.S. Census Bureau through 2014, 40% of City of Newburgh children live in poverty.
It's safe to say the City of Newburgh's finest helped brighten up the holiday season of many needy area children.