The Peterborough Police Service and its partners at Lansdowne Place Mall are looking forward to the 11th annual Cop Shop.
Started locally in 2006 by Peterborough Police Constable Leanda LeVasseur, Cop Shop partners a Peterborough Police Service officer with a local child based on good school citizenship, volunteer or academic achievement. The schools select the children that participate in the program.
The children arrive at the mall in a limousine and are provided breakfast courtesy of Tim Hortons. They are also generously provided with a $200 gift certificate from Lansdowne Place to spend on holiday shopping for family and friends. The officer becomes the child’s personal shopper for the day and a bond is quickly formed. All of the officers that participate in the program are volunteering during their off-duty time.
Mall shops provide the kids with additional discounts and treats. Purchases are wrapped and tagged by mall staff and volunteers from the community and our police service. Lunch caps off the event followed by a complimentary photo with Santa and their officer friend. The students then enjoy a limousine ride back to their school courtesy of Welsh Limousine.