UPDATE Valentine's Day Contest

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Update Feb. 14, 2020

Over the last month, we had close to 200 Valentine’s Day cards delivered to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Community Relations Unit. It was not easy, but Chief Niski chose his top five Valentine cards and you, our amazing community members, voted for your favorite. In the end, a 4 year old, by the name of Jazmyne, was the winner. Officers from CSPD with the assistance of CSPD’s Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU), helped deliver Officer Ted E. Bear to his forever home. We are happy to report that Officer Ted E. Bear and Jazmyne became instant best friends.

Thank you to everyone who participated in finding a home for Officer Ted E. Bear, either by sending in, or voting on, your favorite Valentine card. All Valentine’s Day cards were passed out to members of the department who loved each and every one.

It is truly a special Valentine’s Day for us here at CSPD thanks to all of you. For video of the delivery, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=679320012811634 Photos will also be available on our social media pages. 

Original Release

Valentine's Day Contest: The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is excited to announce its 2020 Valentine's Day Contest! For the last six months, the CSPD's Public Affairs Section has been the home to Officer Ted E. Bear. Officer Ted E. Bear has done some great work during his time at the CSPD, but he is ready to find his forever home.

We are asking for the most creative homemade Valentine's Day Card for a police officer. CSPD Chief Vince Niski will choose the top three cards. Those cards will then be shared on social media for our community to vote on their favorite. The overall winning valentine creator will get Officer Ted E. Bear as their own. Even better, Officer Ted E. Bear will be delivered to the winner's home with a special police escort. At the end of the contest, all Valentine's Day Cards that are submitted will be handed out to CSPD officers around the city.

Who can Participate

The contest is open to any child 3-10 years of age in the Colorado Springs Community.

How to Submit a Valentine’s Day Card

Please address your homemade Valentine’s Day cards to “The Community Relations Unit”, and drop them off at the Police Operations Center, located at 705 South Nevada Avenue. Be sure to include the child's name and age, along with a parent or guardian name and phone number. The contest will run from January 13, 2020 to February 7, 2020.


January 14, 2020         CSPD begins accepting submissions

February 6, 2020         Chief Niski selects the top three cards

February 7, 2020         Top three cards are put on social media for community voting

February 13, 2020       Community voting on social media ends

February 14, 2020       Winner is announced

* Note to parents/guardians: Officer Ted E. Bear stands about 6 feet tall and weighs in at around 20 soft and squishy pounds.

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