Children did holiday shopping alongside RPD Officers for “Shop with a Cop”

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Police Department continued a long-time tradition on Tuesday night, the annual Shop with a Cop.

At the Hudson Avenue Walmart, 20 children met up with officers to do some holiday shopping. Each child was selected through the city’s rec center program and given a $100 gift card.

“What’s unique about our event is instead of shopping for themselves, in the spirit of the season and the spirit of giving, these fine young men and women are going to be shopping for family members and friends. Not for themselves,” said Rochester Police Chief David Smith.

All the money for the event was raised by the Rochester Police Foundation.