M-D Police Hit The Stores With Lucky Students

MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – While many head to the mall to shop for last minute gifts; the Miami-Dade Police Department did some shopping of their own with a few lucky students by their side.

The annual “Shop With a Cop” event pairs officers with local students who’ve worked hard to receive this special recognition.

“They reached out to local schools to select underprivileged kids that were doing really great this year, getting straight A’s, and brought their grades up were able to participate in this event,” said Jennifer Cabrera a Team Leader at Target in Kendall.

Target teamed up with the local Police Athletic League to host the event, and 47 students and their families participated.

“The kids are getting exactly what they want; it feels good to give back to the community in this cause,” explained Cabrera.

Students like JayLiah Bivens couldn’t contain their excitement, saying, “I’m getting some toys, games, clothes and stuff for my family” .

It was an excitement felt by the officers participating as well.

Director James Loftus of Miami-Dade Police enjoyed the experience saying, “The kids have been wonderful they are so excited, such great smiles.”

And while toys were top of mind for the students, the day brought peace of mind for parents.

‘It’s a big relief on me, It really is a blessing” said Gaynell Wright, whose son was chosen to participate in the event.

  • cops passed out at target

    I wouldn’t trust these cops as far as I can throw them. The students found a cop passed out in the donut isle of the store with a 6 pack of corona next him. The cops aren’t really a good example fot these kids, unless they are teaching them to be idiotic like themselves.

    • willie

      Wow! youre a perfect example that the world is filled with idiot

  • Kop-Block

    Yes, cops I would not trust them either. One day soon these cops are eventually are going to arrest some kids from the shopping spree. Luckily, no kids attempted fire any toy guns at the cops, and if they did most likely they’ed by shot in a hail of gunfire.

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