Shop with a Cop

20171205_Target Shop with a Cop_Communications Officer Owens, Conservation Agent and their little on
20171205_Target Shop with a Cop_Officer Starnes shopping with her partner for the night
20171205_Target Shop with a Cop_Conservation Agent putting a badge on his little one
20171205_Target Shop with a Cop group of volunteers
20171205__Target Shop with a Cop_Corporal Leyva shopping with his little one
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Everyone eating and getting to know each other
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_MSHP Trooper eating cookies with his little one
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_MSHP Trooper with his partner for the night trying on gloves
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Park Ranger after shopping with his partner for the night
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_MSHP Trooper shopping with his little
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Sergeant Morley helping his little one shop
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_MSHP Trooper shopping with her little one
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_LOPD Officer with his little shopper putting on her shoes
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Officer Lowe with his shopper
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Detective Gorsline with his partner for the night
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_Lieutenant Taylor with his little shopper
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop_MSHP Trooper with his little shopper
20171214_Walmart Shop with a Cop group of volunteers

Shop with a Cop is intended to foster positive relationships between youth and law enforcement officers through a fun-filled unique experience. School aged children are selected each year near the end of the year before the holiday season to shop at two local area stores to purchase gifts for themselves. Each child is given a specific amount of money to spend, depending on the funds available. On the day of the event, participating children team up with their "partner for the day" to shop around the store and assist them in selecting gifts from a previously created list based on needs. Participating children are identified by schools, churches, youth organizations and/or social services agencies.