Letter to the editor: Perry PD starts Shop with a Cop Program

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The Perry Police Department is searching for a Perry teen reported missing Sunday.

To the editor:

The Perry Police Department will be initiating a program designed to assist the less fortunate children in the community of Perry to have a brighter Christmas Season. The idea to bring in such a program came from the Boone Police Benefit Association.

The Perry Police Department, with the help of the community, will be sponsoring Shop with a Cop, a unique program in which Perry Police officers share Christmas with children and families in Perry who are in need.

Officers and kids spend time together, one on one, in an unforgettable holiday shopping experience. This is one way the Perry Police officers make a positive contribution to the community.

How can you participate?

We would like to ask you for help in this task. If you know of some children who could benefit from the Shop with a Cop Program, please send us a nomination form, and let us know who they are. We are looking for children who meet the following criteria:

  • The child must be in kindergarten through sixth grade,
  • The child must have a social or economic need,
  • The child must reside within the Perry Community School District.

The number of children we will be able to help will be limited only by the amount of donations we receive. We have set a figure of $125 per child. The Perry Peace Officers Association will handle all funds obtained for the program. Each child chosen will sit down with an officer and make a Christmas shopping list for his or her family.

The Perry Police Department will be responsible for shaving the list down to the necessary number. We hope that all children nominated will be able to participate, but we know this will probably not be possible. We would like you to write a note on the child’s nomination form, explaining some of the reasoning you used in making your decision to nominate that particular child.

If you would like to donate to The Shop with a Cop Program, please send your contribution to:

Perry Police Peace Officers
Attn: Detective Sergeant Jerome Hill
908 Willis Ave.
Perry, IA 50220

I would like to have all donations for the program turned into the Police Department by November 30th 2015 so that we are able to select how many families will be chosen.

Thank you for all your help and support!

Detective Sergeant Jerome Hill
and the members of the Perry Police Department

Shop With A Cop 2015 Letter

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