“Shop With YOUR Cops” pairs a child with a law enforcement officer for a shopping excursion at a local retailer. The event is sponsored by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Foundation. However, law enforcement officers from all law jurisdictions within San Juan County are invited to participate with us in this worthwhile event.
The program was established to build positive relationships between police officers and the children of the community. In 2011 we were able to provide seventy five underprivileged children with a joyful holiday season.
Children are recommended for participation in the program by social agencies, court system, and other family agencies. We understand that times are hard for the community but children cannot currently be receiving support for Christmas through another charitable program.
This year’s shopping trip was held at Kmart in Farmington. Kmart hosted breakfast for the children and their law enforcement partner. Before breakfast, everyone took a photo with a very special guest, Santa Claus before heading into Kmart to begin shopping. Each child received $100 to spend ($50 on essential items and the rest on toys).
All money that is spent on the program is received through donations from individuals and businesses throughout San Juan County. All money received is spent on the children we assist; donations do not go to any other costs such as administration.