DC Kids Shop With Cops

Police helped local children buy presents for the holidays

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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.

    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.