Mesquite, NV – Every December the Mesquite Police Department hosts “Shop with a Cop” for local youngsters. This wonderful and heartwarming event will continue in 2020. In years past, the participating children were picked up at their elementary schools by the officers and taken to Walmart to shop and then the Elks Lodge (#2811) for lunch and to meet Santa. Due to COVID-19, the process has been modified in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy.
This December 16th children who were carefully pre-selected based upon their needs and circumstance will meet the officers at the Mesquite Walmart for their special Christmas shopping spree. The children will enjoy one on one time with their officer while picking out gifts for themselves and their family. Although the Elks Lodge won’t be able to provide lunch at the Lodge, they will be at Walmart to help wrap the gifts, and give each child a special gift bag.
“Shop with a Cop’ is an event all the officers and children look forward to all year long” Chief Chesley stated. He continued “In a year filled with uncertainty and turmoil, it is of the utmost importance to MPD that this tradition continues on and have it serve as a bright, positive note in what has been an otherwise difficult year for many people”.
MPD would like to thank all past and future supporters of this incredible event. In honor of the worldwide charity event “Giving Tuesday”, which encourages everyone to give back to their community in any way they can, the Mesquite Police department invites anybody who would like to donate to “Shop with a Cop” to drop their donations off at the Mesquite Police Department, located at 695 Mayan Circle. Checks should be made payable to the Mesquite Police Department. For questions please call (702) 346-5262.