Each year, a group of children are chosen from the Bozeman area to participate in the Shop with a Cop program.
Each child is paired with a Bozeman Police officer for the afternoon. Local sponsors team up with members of the Bozeman Police Department to provide each child with a gift card to be spent at a local retail store.
The officer and child go shopping together for presents for each member of the child's family.
When the shopping is finished, the child gets a ride in a Bozeman Police patrol car to the station, where they eat pizza and gift wrap the presents they have chosen.
This event is a great way for these children to experience a positive one-on-one interaction with law enforcement officers.
Those interested in donating to this great event may contact the Bozeman Police Foundation.