The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is gearing up for their annual Shop with a Cop event Tuesday, Dec. 11. During this event a needy child will be given $100 to shop for Christmas gifts with a police officer at Wal-Mart on Arkansas Blvd. Officers from all over Texarkana will line up at the Bi-State building at 7:30 a.m. to dispatch a convoy with blazing lights and blaring sirens to make the trip to Wal-Mart. This year, with the continuous support of local contributors, over 75 children from Texarkana will receive something special this holiday season.

The Annual Shop with a Cop program and Cops and Kids program is a spirit of fellowship that takes place during the holiday season and reinforces the positive aspects of community and police relationships. This year they anticipate providing 120 children from our community something special for this holiday season. If you have not had the opportunity to take part in this event please join them this year.

(Source:Officer Kristi Mitchell)