Updated: 09/24/2013 11:19 PM
Created: 09/24/2013 10:24 PM WHEC.com
More than two dozen children from Rochester had a chance to go to the mall and do some shopping Tuesday.
That may sound like an average afternoon, but it's not every day you hear about Rochester police officers coming along.
This is the second annual "Shop with a Cop" event held at Marketplace Mall Tuesday evening.
Twenty-five children received $100 dollars to buy back to school items. As they walked the mall the kids and officers had a chance to talk and get to know each other better.
Police say this event is a big hit.
“The officers get such a tremendous lift out of it. The kids love it. They're shopping, but they're hanging out with police officers in a totally different light. No one would believe this. The reaction from the customers in the mall is unbelievable. It's like 'what's going on," you know what I mean?” said Sergeant Justin Collins, Rochester Police Department.
The Rochester Police Activities League put on Tuesday night's event.