Santa Cops Of Weld County
Santa Cops of Weld County is dedicated to providing toys to children who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas. We will strive to improve Police-Community relations and give those throughout Weld County who might otherwise be forgotten. Santa Cops was started by the Greeley Police Department in 1986.
Santa Cops of Weld County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome support from the community for this great cause. If you feel Santa Cops is a worthwhile cause and would like to help, there are a variety of ways you can contribute. Thank you for your support!
You may drop new, unwrapped toys at any Law Enforcement Agency in Weld County.
For more information please email: Santacops@greeleypd.com
If you would like to make a monetary donation to Santa Cops of Weld County, you may do so by check or credit card.
Payable to Santa Cops of Weld County
2875 W 10th St Greeley, Co 80634 Attn: Santa Cops
Text SANTA to 707070 at any time to donate.
Help make this Christmas a bright one for children in our community.
Santacops@greeleypd.com with questions or to get involved.
Santa Cops is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from the Greeley Police Department, Weld County Sheriff’s Department, Windsor Police Department, Johnstown Police Department, Evans Police Department, Ault Police Department. Weld County Probation Department, Colorado State Patrol, Weld County Corners office, LaSalle Police Department, Lochbuie Police Department, Eaton Police Department, Kersey Police Department, Mead Police Department, Severance Police Department and community liaison’s from within Greeley.
Santa Cops was founded in 1986 by Officer Dave Volpe, of the Greeley Police Department.
Santa Cops of Weld County is dedicated to providing toys to children who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas. We will strive to improve Police-Community relations and give to those throughout Weld County who might otherwise be forgotten.
Each Christmas season, officers in Weld County personally deliver these presents to the children of the families that are referred to our program. Families must live in Weld County to be eligible.
We provide over 5,000 gifts to families in our community each year.
Each family is personally referred by one of our referral agencies. We work closely with District 6 Schools to identify families who are great recipients of Santa Cops.
Santa Cops is strictly a volunteer organization and each donation is directly put towards the program, providing gifts for children and for the operational expenses of the program.
For more information about Santa Cops, contact Board Members by e-mail Santacops@greeleypd.com
Meet The Santa Cops Board Members
President, Ariel Maes (Greeley PD)
Ariel Maes is a Police Officer with the Greeley Police Department, currently assigned to the Neighborhood Action Team. Officer Maes became the President of Santa Cops in September of 2019.
Vice President, Becca Ries - Greeley PD
Rebecca is a police officer with the Greeley Police Department. She was the previous Santa Cops President for several years before handing over the reins to Officer Maes. Rebecca loves helping the children in her community. Santa Cops brings a smile to the kids face during the holiday season and, that’s what it’s all about!
Vice President, Lisa Carpenter WCSO
Lisa has been involved with Santa Cops since 2008. She is currently the Vice President and handles all the towns in Weld County that don’t have police agencies along with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
Treasure- Bev Morita
Bev has been involved with Santa Cops for almost two decades. Bev holds the vital role of Treasure, she is always up to date with our book-keeping and loves to donate her time to Santa Cops.
She is retired from the 19th Judicial District.
Secretary, Brent Hogsett -Windsor PD
I have been a police officer since 2001. I have been with the Windsor Police Department since 2005. I have been on the Wled County Santa Cops board for about 3 years.
Susie Daigle ( Eaton PD) - At large member
I’ve been in law enforcement for 19 years, the last 7 with Eaton. I’m in investigations, SRO (School Resource Officer) and patrol. I’ve been involved with Santa cops for the last 13 years and handle all of Eaton’s Santa cops with help from Kathy Jenkins and Mandy gowen.
Patrick Bobo ( Ault PD) - At large member
My name is Patrick Bobo I have been working for the Ault Police Department for 12 years and my current position is Detective. I have been working with Santa Cops of Weld County for the past 9 years and I am an active Board Member. The holiday season is something that I look forward to every year because of Santa Cops and the Positive impact that it has on the community. The ability to provide assistance to families that are less fortunate is something that I deeply value and appreciate.
David Gottschalk (Kersey PD) -At large member
Chief David Gottschalk has been in Law Enforcement since 1990 and has been the Chief of Police for the Kersey Police Department since February 2015. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class 325 and a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development School, Class 15. Chief Gottschalk is dedicated to community partnerships and developing a strong sense of community.
Joe Murphy -Weld County Probation -Community Liaison
Joe Murphy is a long-time Weld County resident and has worked at the probation department for over 25 years. He has participated with Santa Cops for the last 15 years and has been a board member for the last five years. He says, “It is so rewarding to give joy to children in our community.”
Henley Paradis - Community Liaison
I have lived in Greeley with my husband and our two children for 6 years. I am a Real Estate Agent with Sears Real Estate and I love helping families find their first or forever home. I first learned about Santa Cops when I signed my family up to volunteer to wrap presents one year- my daughter was 7 at the time and she loved it! It made me want to get more involved with Santa Cops and the mission behind it.I know that Christmas isn’t all about receiving gifts, but it is a big part of many family’s traditions and time together. I love that Santa Cops helps give the gift of joy to those who are in need.