The Canton Police Department hosted its annual Shop with a Cop on Dec. 13 at the Canton Target store.
Canton officers and police explorers shopped with children and purchased gifts for those who would not ordinarily be receiving much, if anything, this year. Officers helped more than 30 children and families in need. The department received donations from local businesses and organizations to support this cause. Officers also participated in “No Shave and Paint your Nails November and December,” which raised approximately $1,200 for this vital program.
The Canton Police Department strongly believes in a “Mindset of Community, Attitude of Service and Heart of Protection.” Officers know their purpose is to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our city and the surrounding communities. The goal of Shop with a Cop is to not only financially help families but to build trust and a positive relationship to let them know they have someone to turn to when faced with a potential crisis.
– Pacer Cordry, PIO/Community Outreach Officer