Earlier this month, 24 children enjoyed a police escort to the Jeffersonville Meijer where they spent time selecting toys and clothing for the holidays. The “Shop with a Cop” event is a long-standing tradition in the Jeffersonville Police Department. It gives officers and the kids a chance to connect while the department does something good for the community. It’s a lot of fun for the children who get to enjoy a meal, a party, and a visit with Santa! Participants were selected by an application process that assessed the family’s financial status, or if an officer chose to sponsor a child. The program is funded by Meijer, monies raised by the FOB Lodge #100 Bingo Hall, and anonymous donations.