In 2005, the Clovis Police Department with the assistance of Watson Motor Company began the Shop with a Cop program. The program was created to take underprivileged children who would not have a Christmas otherwise shopping at a local store. Through donations from the community a $100.00 gift card is given to the child and accompanied by a Police Officer while they shop for gifts.
The first year of the program 20 children were taken shopping as we raised $2000.00. Many of the officers who participated in the program enjoyed the experience so much they volunteered for each year there after. The second and third year of the program we have been able to raise more than $10,000 and take over 100 children shopping. The last two years we have had volunteers from Cannon AFB, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Adult Probation and Parole, NM State Police and the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
The program has grown and with the help of Elliot Marketing, KTQM and Daylight Donuts a program was created two years ago in which a donut is given to you if you make a donation to the Shop with a Cop program. Officer's have braved the cold and stand outside asking for donations.