Every December, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #86 sponsors an Annual Shop With A Cop® Event. Marion County police officers from 11 different departments unite each year to take needy children from all over the Indianapolis community for a day long event.
The day begins with each child being picked up in a police cruiser; a movie theater is reserved where they enjoy a movie. Then the children are taken by police to Wal-Mart. On the way to Wal-Mart the children can ride with the lights and sirens on. At Wal-Mart they enjoy a meal, shopping, and a visit with Santa. On returning home, the children are given a backpack containing personal hygiene products, gift certificates and coupons, along with a food basket for the entire family.
Individuals can offer donations towards the Shop with A Cop Event by contacting FOP86 by phone. To enroll a child in the Shop with A Cop program, please contact the FOP86 office.