Valdosta kids shop with a cop - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta kids shop with a cop

December 19, 2006

Valdosta - The Valdosta Police brought Christmas cheer to some children.

The Police brought 28 kids between the ages of four and 14 on a Christmas shopping spree at Walmart.

Through the Shop with a Cop Program, each child got a $60.00 gift certificate to purchase some toys on their Christmas wish list.

On top of spreading Christmas cheer, police hope the program will help build a relationship between the department and community.

Officers say they benefit from the program as well.  "The most noticeable reaction is on the face of the officers. I tell anyone, if you take the time and look at the officers, their smiles are bigger than the kids," says officer Vernotis Williams.

Walmart also threw the Children a pizza party and gave them an additional 20 dollar gift card to bring back after Christmas.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=shopwithacop

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:50:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>
  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly