The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is partnering with the Conyers Wal-Mart to help make this Christmas brighter for local children. The CPD along with Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) are participating in the 9th Annual Shop with a Cop in which law enforcement personnel accompany children from families experiencing financial hardships to the Conyers Wal-Mart to shop for Christmas gifts.
“The Conyers Wal-Mart has been an excellent community partner to assist the Conyers Police in spearheading this effort. Officers interact with children who may not have had a positive encounter with law enforcement until now. The partnership between the CPD and Wal-Mart makes sure that the children are afforded a more positive holiday experience,” said Chief Gene Wilson.
Since the program began, approximately 900 children have benefited from Shop with a Cop. Shop with a Cop will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17th at the Conyers Wal-Mart. Families have been pre-selected for this year’s program.
Cash and check donations (made payable to City of Conyers or Shop with a Cop) and Wal-Mart gift cards are being accepted at the Conyers Police Department located at 1194 Scott Street. For more information on donating to the Shop with a Cop program, contact the Shop with a Cop hotline at 770-483-5780 or send an email to [email protected]