The Teddy Bear Cops Program raises money to buy teddy bears. The bears are then given to police officers and fire and emergency personnel to keep in their vehicles.
They give the bears to children who have experienced trauma or catastrophe to help reduce the risk of permanent trauma and damage to the children emotionally. The program encourages private individuals and organizations to send in teddy bears to police and fire departments in their own area and across the country.
The Teddy Bear Cops Program pushes to get bears to children who’ve been abused especially. The website encourages individuals to buy bears that are safe for children and mail them to local police stations, and put a note in with the bears and explain their purpose.
Officers will keep the bears in their cop cars until they are at a scene with a child who’s undergone a traumatic situation. The bears are known to lessen the effect of shock or keep the child from experiencing shock at all.