20 Students Participate In The “Shop With A Cop” Program

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Members of the Le Mars Police Department are shown wrapping Christmas gifts as they help students during the “Shop With A Cop” program

(Le Mars) — A little more than a week ago, officers of the Le Mars Police Department went Christmas shopping. It was all part of what is known as “Shop With A Cop.” Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte says this marks the third year for the program.

Vande Vegte explains the purpose behind the “Shop with a Cop” program.

Vande Vegte says the program is entirely funded through private donations.

The Le Mars Police Chief says the event is a nice goodwill program that benefits students and their families.

Many of the students are already familiar with School Resource Officer John Vickery, but Chief Vande Vegte says through this program, they are introduced to many of the other officers from the Le Mars Police Department.