Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

A long-running tradition during the holidays is a program that the Cape Coral Police Department named  “Shop With A Cop.”

Shop with a Cop provides children whose families are having financial difficulties an opportunity to engage in a positive interaction with our Cape Coral Police Officers during the holidays.

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

The Cape Coral Police Department’s 17th annual “Shop With a Cop” event will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

This year’s event will be a joint effort between the FOP and the Cape Coral Police Department’s “Do The Right Thing” program sponsors.  The event allows officers to spend positive one-on-one time with Cape Coral’s children whose families are having financial issues. This program is focused on everyone having a great time!

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

Each year, the department chooses approximately 35-40 students to participate in the program. Students are picked up by police escorts, taken to breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s and then to Target to shop. There, with the help of their police officer, the students select gifts for each family member as well as something special for themselves.

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

After shopping, the students and officers head back to the police department where gifts are wrapped and the children enjoy a sponsored lunch from Moe’s Southwest Grill. Afterwards, they’re taken home with their wrapped presents.

The “Do the Right Thing” program reinforces the idea of sharing and giving while promoting the idea that law enforcement role models are crucial to the development of our youth. The positive one-on-one experience each student receives from “Shop with a Cop” is one that is never forgotten.

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications

The Cape Coral Police Department is now accepting applications for this year’s “Shop with a Cop”. The event will take place on Saturday, December 14th.

To nominate a child, parents should pick up a nomination form at the Cape Coral Police Department lobby or visit our website at capecops.com (available online 10/11/19).

To qualify:

  • Child must be available on Saturday, December 14th to shop.
  • Child must be in grade Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Child and family must live in Cape Coral.

Application, liability release and photo release must be received no later than Tuesday, November 5th at:

Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL  33990
Attn: Shop with a Cop
(the application may be mailed or dropped off)

If your application is chosen, you will be notified by phone no later than Wednesday, November 13th.   If your application is not chosen for “Shop With A Cop” it will automatically be rolled over to our “Fill The Boat” Program.

Shop With a Cop Now Accepting Applications