HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Tuesday night the Henderson Police Department went shopping as a part of their annual Shop With a Cop event.
It allows them to provide a special Christmas experience for children in need. They are given a budget and allow the children to buy daily essentials such as toothpaste, soap, clothes and even toys.
The officers say the bonding experience they get with the kids is the most important part.
“The whole part of this is to get them to be able to connect with us, and the bond with the officers. To let them know that the officers are not just here for when bad things happen, but they’re also here for good times. Some of these families unfortunately this will be their Christmas. So we try to make it as special as we can and make sure that they have as good of a Christmas as we can provide," said Jermaine Poynter of the Henderson Police Department.
The Henderson Police say they are able to take 50 to 60 kids shopping.