Shop with a Cop is an event that focuses on underprivileged children and families within a local community, who may otherwise hesitate to engage with police officers on a regular basis. It also allows children to become familiar with police and feel comfortable in their presence. It teaches the children that police officers are individuals who have unique interests, goals, and families of their own and that they are here to help.

Shop with a cop occurs a few weeks before Christmas each year.  The children are driven in a police car given a gift certificate to purchase any items they want in the store. The police officer acts as a chaperone and companion to the children throughout the day as they shop for items.

The Westchester Police Department would like to thank those that donated and volunteered that makes this event successful!

Video of Cop with a Shop Event