LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the new school year approaches the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is teaming up with the LVMPD Foundation to give back to local students across southern Nevada in a big way.

Officers will hand out over 13,000 backpacks to students over the course of the next two weeks.

The backpack round-up will take place at 12 different locations across Southern Nevada.

Backpack distribution sites

  • July 26, 4 p.m — Walnut Recreation Ctr. – 3075 Walnut Road
  • July 27, 10 a.m.– Woofter Park – 1600 Rock Springs Dr
  • July 30, 9 a.m. — Bob Price Rec. Ctr. – 3075 Walnut Road
  • July 30, 10 a.m — Windmill Library – 7060 Windmill Ln.
  • July 30, 11 a.m. –International Villas Apts – 4630 Koval Lane
  • Aug. 1, (time TBA) — Searchlight Elementary – 101 Civic Way #3
  • Aug. 2, 8 a.m. – Dean Peterson Elementary – 3650 Cambridge St.
  • Aug. 4, 10 a.m. – Cashman Park – 3100 S. Warnock Rd.
  • Aug. 4-5, (time TBA) NW area schools – TBA
  • Aug. 6, 10 a.m. – Doolittle Rec. Ctr. -1950 J. Street
  • Aug. 6, 11 a.m. – Parkdale Rec. Ctr. – 3200 Ferndale St.
Backpacks line the cafeteria at Whitney Elementary in 2021. (KLAS)

Families are asked to visit the backpack giveaway closest to their home. Children must be present
to receive a backpack.

(Credit: LVMPD/Twitter)

The annual giveaway supports LVMPD’s goal of working in partnership with the community.
Each year, officers look forward to this event to help the students they serve to start the
school year right.