Billings Police Department Preparing For 2nd Annual Shop With A Cop Event
Billings Police Department is preparing for the 2nd Shop with a Cop event scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021. Because of your help this Christmas, many children can enjoy a morning filled with excitement, joy and laughter as they shop for their family as well as themselves.
Shop with a Cop has proven to be a nationwide success, establishing goodwill between area law enforcement agencies and families experiencing hardships by providing selected children, referred by public and private organizations, the opportunity to shop with an officer for Christmas gifts. The goals for Shop with a Cop are many. It aims to boost the children’s morale and build their self-esteem while allowing each participant to see officers in a non-intimidating setting. It also provides an opportunity for the participants to experience the gift of giving ~ not only will each child shop for themselves; they will also purchase gifts for their loved ones. The children will be shopping at Wal-Mart, 2525 King Ave W. in Billings following a lights and sirens procession.
Shop with a Cop provides an excellent opportunity to establish positive relationships between area youth and law enforcement personnel. The Billings Police Department coordinates and participates in the event; however, several law enforcement agencies make this event possible including: Montana Highway Patrol, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department, Laurel Police Department, Yellowstone County Detention Facility, and U.S. Marshals Service. Each agency’s involvement is vital to the success of the program!
Contributions to the Shop with a Cop program generally qualify for a tax deduction depending on individual tax situation; please check with your tax advisor. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to the Billings Police Department, note Shop with a Cop in the memo section, and mail to:
Billings Police Department
220 N. 27th St.
Billings, Montana 59101
Attn: Chief Rich St. John.
Memo : Shop with a Cop
Thank you for your consideration and support. Should you have any questions, please contact Officer Jeff Stovall Billings Police Department (406) 633-5061.