The Albany Police Department is pleased to announce our partnership with Target in sponsoring the first ever “Shop with a Cop” event in Albany. The event was held on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at the local Target Store.
The “Shop with a Cop” program invited eight Albany children to participate and gave them an opportunity to purchase a holiday gift for their family at Target. The children were chauffeured from the Albany Police Department by an officer, and once at Target, were escorted by the officer to purchase their gift.
The goal of the program was to provide the children with the most important of holiday gifts--the gift of giving. The children themselves were not left out—gifts for the children were purchased and wrapped ahead of time, courtesy of the Albany Peace Officers Association.
The Albany Police Department was honored to have the opportunity to brighten the holiday experience for these families in our community and grateful to Target for helping to make this event happen.