December 3, 2012 — Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, fellow officers and civilian employees will join with other members of law enforcement for “Shop With A Cop” Saturday morning, December 8.
For more than 20 years the Salt Lake Police Association has taken the lead in organizing the annual holiday tradition for law enforcement across the Salt Lake Valley. This year, officers from a dozen agencies will volunteer their time to help as many as 100 children do their Christmas shopping.
The event starts at 6 a.m. at Little America, where children are paired with a police officer. Together the dynamic duos eat breakfast, convoy in police vehicles to Kmart — where Santa will arrive by Utah Highway Patrol helicopter — and then shop for Christmas gifts for the children and their families.
WHO: Santa, SLCPD Police Chief Chris Burbank, officers from Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, West Valley, West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper, Murray, Utah Highway Patrol, Department of Corrections, Utah Transit Authority, and the Federal Reserve.
22nd Annual Shop With A Cop
WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2012
6:00 a.m. — check-in and breakfast at Little America
6:45 a.m. – convoy to Kmart begins
7-7:15 a.m. — Santa’s chopper lands at Kmart
7:15-10 a.m. — shopping
WHERE: Little America, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Kmart, 1442 W. 9000 S., West Jordan
Note:Reporters are invited to begin filming as early as 6 a.m. at Little America, or join us at any point throughout the event.