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The Rutherfordton Police Dept. announces a new opportunity to work with families in our community, especially those with underprivileged children who may not have the same opportunities as others their age.

 Shop With A Cop is one of the ways we strive to strengthen our community and reach out to families in true need. Our Department strives to make this a positive experience for the children. Children in need are able to purchase gifts for Christmas, including ones for themselves as well as other family members.

Applications will be accepted by the Rutherfordton Police Dept.

 Deadline for Applications is: November 28, 2016

 Family notifications will begin: December 5, 2016

 Shop With A Cop will be held on December 10th and 11th.

 2016 Criteria

  • Child is between 3 and 18 years old (must still be in high school).
  • Family resides in the Town of Rutherfordton.
  • Child must be able to separate from families while shopping.
  • Child must be present on the shopping day in order to apply.

A committee will make selections from the applications based on information received through applications. Families who have not participated before will be given priority, however all applications will be given serious consideration. Given the popularity of the program, we may have more applicants than openings. By completing and signing this application, you give the Rutherfordton Police Department the right to make inquiries to other organization about assistance you are receiving. 

Download the 2016 Application HERE 

Return Applications to: Rutherfordton Police Department by Monday November 28th 

Attn: Shop with a Cop.  129 North Main St. Rutherfordton NC 28139