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The Rutherfordton Police Department 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 can purchase gifts for Christmas, including ones for themselves as well as other family members.

Applications will be accepted by the Rutherfordton Police Department

Deadline for Applications is December 1st, 2023

Family notifications will begin December 5th, 2023

Shop with A Cop will be held on December 16th Unless notified otherwise.

2023 Criteria

  • Child is between 3 and 18 years old (must still be in high school).
  •  A family who resides in the Town of Rutherfordton will be considered first, but everyone can apply.
  • Child must be able to separate from families while shopping.
  • Child must be present on the shopping day 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.

Two ways to apply:

  1. Come by Town Hall to fill out an application in person.
  2. Click the link below, print the application, fill out the application, and drop it off at the Rutherfordton Police Department.

2023 Shop with a Cop Application

Download 2023 Shop with a Cop Application

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