Media Invitation: Cop Shop December 4, 2019

Peterborough Police Service and Lansdowne Place Mall

Partner for Cop Shop 2019

The Peterborough Police Service and Lansdowne Place Mall are excited to announce that the 13th annual Cop Shop is taking place on Wednesday December 4, 2019.

The annual event has become a cherished holiday tradition for officers, mall staff and local children. 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 special 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 the 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 and Ultimate Limousine.

This year’s Cop Shop takes place on Wednesday December 4, 2019. The children will be arriving at the mall at approximately 9:30 a.m. and the event typically wraps-up at 1:30 p.m.

We hope to see our media partners there!