Applications due December 6th, 2022!
Event Takes Place December 11, 2022
It has long been noted that relationships between the law enforcement and civilian communities, particularly within the last several years, have been very strained. The intent of the Shop with a Cop program is to address the issue of repairing and making these strained relationships better. From a functional standpoint, it is felt that to address this issue the place to start is with the younger kids, between the ages of 6 and 11. Shop with a Cop hopes to break down the barriers between the community and the police with the intent of developing a better and more trusted relationship. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. In the case of the Shop with a Cop program, it can also be easy. The holidays are the perfect time for officers to reach out to kids and create a fun and happy memory of the season that can last a lifetime. It doesn’t require a lot of management, money, or manpower and it gives the community and officers alike the opportunity to connect in a positive and fun environment. Quite often, a child’s initial interactions with law enforcement officers are not under the most uplifting conditions. The Shop with a Cop event offers a simple opportunity at the holidays to join law enforcement in a fun and positive way with children in need.
Interested children must fill out the attached application and write an essay "What the Holiday season Means to them” and why they wish to shop with a cop.
Applications and essays are due by December 6, 2021 by mailing them to or dropping them off at The Cicero Police Department located at 6200 State Route 31 Cicero NY 13039.
Applicants must reside in the Town of Cicero.
Selected applicants will receive a $100.00 Walmart gift card and will then shop with Cicero Police Officer on Sunday December 11, 2022 at the Walmart store in Cicero.