Police Officers Bring Holiday Smiles

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  Source: San Juan Unified School District
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Officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department (above) are pictured with one happy young shopper at the 10th Annual Shop With A Cop event. --Photo courtesy SJUSD

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Students Participate in Annual Shop With a Cop Event

Every year, the Citrus Heights Police Department works with schools in the area to provide students with a better holiday season. This year, more than two dozen police officers accompanied 24 students for a shopping spree at the Citrus Heights Walmart as part of the 10th annual Shop with a Cop event.

Two students from each San Juan Unified school in Citrus Heights were selected for this event, where they each received $100 for a shopping spree to pick out items for themselves and their families. Police officers accompanied students around Walmart, providing ideas for purchases and helping load carts. Participating students were selected based on criteria focused on character and ethics.

The Citrus Heights Walmart provided the grant for the shopping spree. Students not only picked items for themselves, such as bikes, toys and clothes, but they also picked out gifts for family members and friends.

Check out photos from the event below, including students from Mariposa Avenue Elementary and Sylvan Middle School!

Officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department (above) are pictured with one happy young shopper at the 10th Annual Shop With A Cop event. 
--Photo courtesy SJUSD