WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Police from Cincinnati, Norwood, Woodlawn and other law enforcement agencies helped children buy gifts for the holidays at the annual "Shop With a Cop" event Saturday.
The Greater Cincinnati Police Athletic Association puts on the event annually. Officers donate their time to raise money throughout the year to make sure children in need have a special gift.
This year, police helped about 50 children between the ages of 6-13 shop at the Walmart off Ferguson Road in Westwood.
Organizers say the event is a great way to help officers build connections with youth in the communities they protect and serve.
Other "Shop with a Cop" events took place Saturday in Newport and Middletown.