TUCSON, Ariz.--The Tucson Police Department brought a lot of joy this Saturday, Dec. 15, with their "Shop with a Cop" event at Target on Prince and Oracle Road.
Every year, the Oro Valley Police Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and volunteers come together to give over 200 children a Christmas shopping spree at Target.
Santa and Mrs. Clause made an appearance at this one, shaking children's hands, giving out hugs and listening to Christmas requests.
This year’s Kids & Cops event is underway, and boy did Tucson represent! It’s just starting, come on down and celebrate with us. We’re at the Super Target 4040 N Oracle. pic.twitter.com/TyxXNdoPfZ— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) December 15, 2018
The local children whom are selected to participate in the "Shop with a Cop" event are typically underpriviledged or temporarily displaced.
Be that as it may, the Tucson Police Department looks forward to the event each year.
🎯Shopping Alert🎯— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) December 15, 2018
Please do NOT avoid the area of 4040 N Oracle. There is an abundance of joy at this location. We kindly ask that all Grinches stay away though. #NoahFence#NoneTaken https://t.co/A3mXAXtap6
TPD hopes the event inspires trust in local police and gives children and families a bit of cheer over the holidays.