Over fifty local children, selected by local school administrators and Titusville Police School Resources Officers, participated in the annual Shop with a Cop event which occurred over a two-week timeframe just before Christmas.
In a partnership between Titusville Police and the non-profit Titusville Police Youth Foundation, kids were given $100 to shop at Wal-Mart or Target in Titusville.
Children were paired up with an officer or department volunteer, donating their time to lead children on an individual Holiday Shopping Spree.
"This is an event our department team members look forward to every year”, said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson. “Additionally, our local businesses and citizens champion an exceptional outpouring of support providing the driving force behind this annual holiday outreach”, added Hutchinson.
Funds for the Holiday Shopping Spree were provided by the Titusville Police Youth Foundation, Wal-Mart, Target, Plumbing Masters, Riverview Pilot Club and monies donated by additional members of the Titusville community.