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Green Bay Police Department
Thursday December 6th, 2018 :: 03:45 p.m. CST



The 24th annual “Shop with a Cop” event will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018. In addition to giving the children a unique opportunity to shop for presents for their family members with a member of a local police department, this program helps to foster positive community relations between law enforcement and elementary school children. Over 180 children will participate in this year’s event.

The day begins with a breakfast attended by the children and the law enforcement volunteers during which the children receive gifts of new hats and gloves. The children and officers are then transported to area Shopko stores where the officers assist the children as they select and wrap the perfect gifts for their family members.

“Shopko proudly supports the Shop with a Cop program,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko CEO. “The Christmas season can be difficult on many families. Shop with a Cop promotes the spirit of giving and makes the holiday season more enjoyable for families in need.”

This program is made possible by the men and women in law enforcement, program sponsors, and individuals in the community who have contributed to the program. Major sponsors for the Shop with a Cop event are Shopko and the Shopko Foundation, NBC26, and the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Additional sponsors include, Lamers Bus Lines, Green Bay, De Pere and Pulaski McDonalds, Ambrosius Studios, Mark Hawkins Photography, Bayland Buildings, Nicolet National Bank, Humana, Kwik Trip, Luke Bingham Photography, Woody’s Wheels, Brown County Community Women’s Club, Catholic Order of Foresters Court #1190, Green Bay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2, Oneida Nation, Promotional Designs, Inc., De Pere Christian Outreach, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Green Bay.

Officers and civilian workers from the following police departments have volunteered their time to participate: Green Bay Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, De Pere Police Department, Oneida Police Department, Hobart/Lawrence Police Department, Pulaski Police Department, Seymour Police Department, UWGB Police Department, and Wrightstown Police Department.

Photo opportunities are available at all Green Bay area Shopko stores between 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 8:

Shopko De Pere 230 N. Wisconsin St. Contact: Officer Jedd Bradley

Shopko Ashwaubenon 301 Bay Park Square Contact: Gary Ness

Shopko West Green Bay 216 W. Military Ave. Contact: Melanie Skalmoski Crime Prevention Coordinator

Shopko East Green Bay 2430 E. Mason St. Contact: Natalia Sidon Crime Prevention Coordinator

Shopko Suamico 2320 Lineville Road Contact: Officer Mike Calmes

The media is welcome to attend. Please contact Michelle Hansen at (920) 429-4054 if you are interested in covering this event.

For those wanting to take this opportunity to make a child’s holiday a little brighter, donations can be made to Shop with a Cop – Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, 320 Broadway Street #260, Green Bay, WI 54303-2734 or visit us at In addition, local law enforcement will be collecting donations from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th at Shopko Bay Park Square.

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Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-448-3200

Kevin Warych

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