In its 18th year, the Noblesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 198’s Shop with a Cop event was held Dec. 12 at Meijer, 17000 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville.
Noblesville Police Dept. officers were paired with underprivileged children – infants to 16 year olds – in the City of Noblesville and Noblesville Township to shop for winter clothing. Children were chosen based on suggestions from the FOP’s partnership with Nancy Chance, executive director and founder of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton Co., or from recommendations by police officers.
The children selected to participate in the program went shopping with their parent/guardian as well as a uniformed officers to pick out coats, gloves, shirts, pants, shoes and more. Because the event is held before the holidays, each child is given the opportunity to select a toy as well.