Mesa Police "Shop With A Cop" Event

December 2, 2010

On Saturday, December 4, 2010 employees from the Mesa Police Department will partner with the Target Corporation to provide a brighter holiday for some disadvantaged children in the Mesa area.

"Shop with a Cop" is a nation-wide program that partners law enforcement officers with needy children during a special holiday shopping trip. The "Shop with a Cop" program will provide 40 children with a $50 Target gift card to purchase clothing or holiday gifts.

The children who benefit from "Shop with a Cop" have been identified as in need of financial services by the Mesa Public Schools. Franklin, Adams, Washington and Roosevelt elementary schools each provided ten students who fit the criteria of the Target Grant.

"Shop with a Cop" is an interactive opportunity for police and kids to get to know one another and to experience positive contact with an officer. Often, children have negative exposure to law enforcement based on a domestic situation or other event bringing police into their lives.

The event will be held Saturday, December 4, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at Target, 1230 S. Longmore, in Mesa. A grant check will be presented by Target to the Mesa Police Department.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact crime prevention officer Jerry Quarles, at 480-644-2539.



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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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