Shop with A Cop seeks community donations

Press release

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner! Law enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the annual Shop-with-a-Cop event.


The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016. This is a very special day where our local law enforcement brings the true spirit of Christmas to families in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley.

Children from disadvantaged families are identified by the various agencies. On Saturday morning, the children are picked up at their homes by their law enforcement “partners” and taken to breakfast.

After breakfast, the officers and children respond Code 3 (lights and sirens) through Bishop to K-Mart to start the shopping extravaganza.

Each child is given $200 to shop for gifts for their families. After all the gifts have been purchased, local volunteers wrap the gifts and then the officers and children travel home where an early Christmas celebration begins!

Our goal for the 2016 Shop-with-a-Cop is to once again, provide Christmas to 50 children and their families. This event is completely donation driven and we are hoping to raise $10,000! Let’s start getting into the holiday spirit and donate to this great event today!

Donations can be dropped off at the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Mammoth Lakes Police Department.

Please make checks out to ESPOA with “Shop-with-a-Cop” written in the memo line. Your donation is tax deductible. Nominations for a participant are encouraged.

Nominations can be submitted by email to or by contacting Jessica at the Bishop Police Department (760) 873- 5866.

You can also see updates and pictures on the Facebook page by searching Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop. We thank you for your donation to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley!


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3 Responses to Shop with A Cop seeks community donations

  1. Pro Voked November 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Yes, I too can’t believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner.


    Because Christmas isn’t and cannot be “literally” right around the corner.


  2. Dan Watson November 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    Shop With a Cop is a wonderful community program that provides Christmas for families that otherwise wouldn’t have much. The Eastern Sierra law enforcement agencies do this every year with the help of many volunteers and K-Mart which makes space available and donates the Christmas wrapping. Participating in Shop with a Cop puts everyone involved in the Christmas spirit. Kudos to Eastern Sierra law enforcement for continuing this great Holiday tradition.

    • Sierra Lady November 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks (ex-MLPD) Chief Watson. It’s such a terrific event for the kids and cops alike. I always enjoy donating to it. Just ignore the bah-humbugger remark below. 🙂


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