Shop With Cops 2018
Over 200 children and 100 Saint Paul Police officers spent the first Saturday of December getting ready for the holidays. It was very busy at the Midway Target on Hamline, as children teamed up with officers to find the perfect gift for their loved ones.
The Shop With Cops has been bringing cheer to Saint Paul for 18 years. The event aims to build positive relationships between youth and officers. Every year, children are paired up with officers who volunteer their time to help them pick out gifts for their family. After they are done shopping, the children eat lunch and wrap gifts with officers and community members.
Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell stated on Facebook during the event:
" Sometimes I just can’t believe how fortunate I am to work and live in a community like ours. ... Well over 200 kids and over 100 officers participated. Our community really steps up for this program and I would like to thank each and every one for making this possible (too many to mention)."
The Shop With Cops program accepts donations year round to support the program!
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