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Posted on: April 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] ‘Seeds of Smiles’ Planted during Child Abuse Prevention Month Event

Seeds of Smiles Planted

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Cares Program helped plant ‘Seeds of Smiles’ and held a free Ident-A-Child program during Friday’s 2022 National Child Abuse Prevention Month event at Young Park.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month enforces the importance of families and communities working together to help prevent child abuse and neglect.

During the April 22 National Child Abuse Prevention Month event, LCPD Community Advocates helped attendees plant sunflower seeds in small terracotta pots to sow seeds of smiles. Participants got to paint their pots and take them home to grow.

The Ident-A-Child program provided parents and legal guardians a free identification card of their child, with vital and up-to-date information, that can be used in the event a child becomes lost or missing.

LCPD’s Cares Program, adopted in Spring 2021, is a way to express that employee of the department – most of whom grew up and reside in Las Cruces – have a vested interest in caring for their community. The men and women of LCPD care about the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors, and care about providing quality services.

For more information about LCPD’s Cares Program, contact Community Advocates via email at


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