February 22, 2024
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Regional legislation enforcement accompanied 300 specifically chosen third graders for a big day that ended with a $200 vacation buying spree at Goal, San Diego County officers mentioned Wednesday.

This yr’s thirtieth annual “Store with a Cop” occasion over the weekend included breakfast and a personal dolphin present at SeaWorld adopted by buying at Goal, mentioned Yvette Urrea Moe of the San Diego County communications workplace.

Yearly, the Probation and Sheriff’s departments and District Legal professional investigators assist elevate cash with raffles, swag and different fundraising, as do all of the legislation enforcement companies, Moe mentioned.

Subsequent yr’s occasion is deliberate for Dec. 7.

“This is a chance to be a part of a joyful vacation for youngsters who, with out this occasion, could not expertise one,” mentioned Chief Probation Officer Tamika Nelson. “It’s additionally an opportunity for optimistic interplay with officers in a enjoyable setting.  We’ve supported this occasion for a few years, and we’re excited to be the host company subsequent yr. “

The youngsters have been chosen from native elementary faculties by counselors and academics in addition to officer referrals.

Regulation enforcement officers from greater than 25 completely different native, state, and federal companies participated within the occasion by partnering with a faculty on their beat and spending the day getting to higher know the youth and households they serve within the neighborhoods they patrol.

–Metropolis Information Service