Christmas with a Cop
Christmas with a Cop is a program that was designed to give kids a unique holiday experience while benefiting families that may need some extra help during the holidays. The program also helps to strengthen relationships between the communities and the police officers that serve them. If you would like further information feel free to email Detective Ballinger. For every $100 we raise, a child from the Copley-Fairlawn school system gets the opportunity to participate in the program and do their Christmas shopping while being accompanied by a uniformed officer. That morning, the kids are taken to breakfast and transported in marked cruisers.
Names of children in need are given to Officer Sarah Shendy by the counselors from the school system or school administration. If anyone has knowledge of a family or a child in the Copley/Fairlawn area that would benefit from this program, please forward their information to Officer Sarah Shendy at email@example.com and she will contact the family.
The program has been rewarding and very successful. Normally, raffle tickets are available for those of you that would like to purchase them or sell them to help raise money for this worthy event. Unfortunately this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are not selling raffle tickets. Donations are always welcome and checks can be made out to Christmas with a Cop. If you wish to sponsor a child you can do so by donating $100, or any amount you are able. Please either drop off or mail your donation to the Copley Police Department, attention Detective Ballinger. In the past, we have raised over $1,000 which has allowed us to help over ten families.
Thank you to Autobahn Service Center, Inc. for another generous donation toward the Christmas with a Cop Event!!
Stay safe and healthy while having a wonderful Holiday Season
On November 21, 2021; Dick's Sporting Goods sponsored a Shop with a Cop program for 10 local kids. Officer Shendy, Det. Ballinger, Sgt. Marmet and Officer Harris also participated in this event. The kids were able to shop at Dick's Sporting Goods and then have a provided lunch. Thank you to the management at Dick's Sporting Goods for holding this event! Please see the pictures below: