12th District officers take part in once-a-year ‘Shop with a Cop’ party ahead of the vacations

Melissa M. Munoz

Philadelphia police host annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event before the holiday seasons Children and cops hit the aisles of Walmart on Saturday with 250 dollar gift cards in hand for the once-a-year ‘Shop with a Cop’ function. PHILADELPHIA – Xmas is considerably less than a 7 days away and […]

Xmas is considerably less than a 7 days away and some Philadelphia law enforcement officers are doing their part to unfold getaway cheer with their annual Shop with a Cop event!

Officers with the 12th District gave gift playing cards to some extremely deserving youngsters right before having them on a shopping spree at Walmart.

“We positioned 20 young children that were being accomplishing excellent in university and that was a little bit in require,” explained Capt. Scott Drissel.

Capt. Drissel and the officers from his district performed the position of Santa’s helpers on Saturday, encouraging those people in will need with some additional holiday getaway cheer for the duration of an specially rough yr.

“I’m a father of 4 children myself and I know that the pandemic has been very tricky on little ones so we just needed to engage the local community and give an opportunity to the young ones to perhaps brighten their Xmas up a little bit,” Capt. Drissel included.

Officers from the 12th District expended the working day at a area Walmart, supporting deserving young ones fill their carts with toys and clothes.

Before they strike the aisles in research of apparel and toys every kid was specified a $250 reward card to devote on something they like.

Capt. Drissel states the function is also a good possibility to foster optimistic relationships amongst youth and law enforcement. He added that it is not just the little ones who conclusion up obtaining a good time.

“It is really pleasant and they get a kick out of it and actually deep down I’ll fill you in a secret, we get a kick out of it way too,” he stated.


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