On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 until 3 p.m., the Iowa City Police Department took local youth shopping for the holidays at the Iowa City Wal-Mart. The shoppers were pre-selected to participate and will shop with a police officer for necessity items and gifts for themselves, as well as special gifts for family members. This event is part of the Iowa City Police Association’s Shop with a Cop program. The children were able to shop due to the generous donations of area residents and businesses. Officers, their families, and civilian employees from the Iowa City Police Department, volunteer their time to shop and celebrate with the children on this special day. Durham School Services provided transportation for the event.

Date of publication

Monday, December 12, 2016