Last night the Orchard Park Police Department Unions (Police Benevolent Association and Command Officers Association) participated in their Annual Orchard Park Police Shop with a Cop. Fifteen local children were treated to a night out with members of the police department. The event started at the Community Activity Center where the children and their families enjoyed dinner catered by Leo’s and received a special visit from Santa Claus. Everyone then headed to Orchard Park Target where the kids were able to Shop with a Cop to purchase gifts for themselves and their family members. Gift bags filled with goodies were provided to each child from Target.
After shopping, the children were able to get a special police photo ID card in the community policing vehicle and tour a police car. Police dispatchers and civilian staff, along with members of the officer’s families helped out with the event by setting up, serving dinner, and shopping!
While this event is hosted by the Orchard Park PBA and COA, generous donations were also made by the Orchard Park Police Foundation, Orchard Park Police Dispatchers and local Good Samaritans which helped fund the event.
The Orchard Park Police Department was so excited to participate in this event and had a great time spending time and shopping with a great group of children and helping make their Christmas an extra special one.