Parsons police play Santa Claus in community

Parsons police and department staff have been playing Santa Claus lately through a community outreach program.
Some people have posted on social media about officers handing out cards during traffic stops and in grocery stores. Some say they were given gift cards, but Police Chief Jason Sharp won’t say how much money has been involved in the project.
Sharp said officers are involved in a pay it forward community outreach program.
“I had an individual that is from Parsons but no longer resides here who wanted to help our department and give back to the community, so we worked together,” Sharp wrote in an email correspondence.

(Read more: Parsons Sun)