It’s time once again to extend Christmas cheer. On Tuesday, December 10, the Shop with a Cop event will take place in Texarkana. During this event a child in need 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 at 8:30 a.m. and convoy with lights and sirens to Wal-Mart. This year, with the continuous support of local contributors, over 75 children from right here in Texarkana will receive something special this holiday season.

And coming up on Thursday, December 12, the annual Cops and Kids meal has been scheduled at Pizza Inn on North State Line Avenue. Police Officers of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will meet at the station at 5 p.m. and form two convoys; one parade formation will travel to The Texarkana Baptist Orphanage and the other to The Watersprings Ranch. The children will ride with a Police Officer in a Patrol Car, with lights and sirens, to Pizza Inn.

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.

Visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at txkusa.org/arkpolice for more information.