DC Kids Shop With Cops

Police helped local children buy presents for the holidays

By Katie Roberts
|  Thursday, Dec 22, 2011  |  Updated 8:35 PM EDT
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DC Police took some time this morning to shop for holiday gifts with local children at a Target store in Columbia Heights.

DC Police took some time this morning to shop for holiday gifts with local children at a Target store in Columbia Heights.

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Don’t be alarmed if you saw cop cars lining the Target store in Columbia Heights on Thursday morning.

Dozens of officers participatied in “Shop with a Cop” -- an annual event where more than 100 local children shop for holiday gifts, toys and clothes alongside the Metropolitan Police Department.

The children were pre-selected based on financial need and community involvement.

To sweeten the deal, each child received a $100 gift card, and officers accompanied children through the store as they carefully chose their purchases.

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