Weekend Recap: What happened over the weekend in Carroll County
Dec 04, 2016 at 9:54 PM
Children join officers and recruits from the Westminster Police Department as they pick out gifts for their families with funds provided by the community during the department's 13th annual Shop with a Cop program.
The Weekend Recap is a quick roundup of links to stories from the past weekend in Carroll County. Miss any of the events from this weekend? Sign up for our Events and Entetainment email newsletter to keep up with weekend events around the county.
As 7-year-old Brian Cross wandered the aisles of Walmart searching for the perfect holiday gifts for his family members, he had an unlikely pair of helpers, serving as the elves to his temporary role as Santa Claus — two recruits from the Westminster police academy.
Coverage of this year's Holiday Hope campaign can be seen here.
Thirteen officers spent a week in training learning about how to handle cases involving people with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders. On Friday, they gathered at The Arc of Carroll County to receive certificates and pins signifying they graduated from the CIT training program.