Shop With a Lehigh Cop

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Lehigh's Police Department Sponsors "Shop With a Lehigh Cop" Program to Help South Side Working Families During Holidays

On December 8, 2012, the Lehigh University Police Officers treated several families to breakfast with Santa and holiday shopping at Wal-Mart, as well as a complimentary turkey dinner gift basket from Ahart's Market. Families were selected by South Side clergy and local schools based on need. Local merchants Wal-Mart and Ahart's Market, along with Windish Hall, Sodexho Dining Services, Majestic Sportswear, G & L Sign Factory and the Crayola Factory helped sponsor the 10th Annual "Shop w/ a Lehigh Cop" program.

"Shop with a Lehigh Cop" is a program where children are afforded the chance to spend a special day with Lehigh police officers and make the holidays a little brighter.

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Above: "Shop With a Lehigh Cop 2012" Lehigh University Police officers, volunteers, and children of the program shop for toys.

"The Shop with a Lehigh Cop program is a way for us to give back to the community," says Chief Edward Shupp, chief of the Lehigh University Police Department. "Service and good relations with the citizens of the South Side are important and this is a way that we can help build the relationships so that kids learn that police officers are allies, not enemies."

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Above:  Group photo of all the volunteers and families who participated in this year's Shop with a Lehigh Cop Program

 


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