Lehigh's Police Department Sponsors "Shop With a Lehigh
Cop" Program to Help South Side Working Families During
On December 8, 2012, the Lehigh University Police
Officers treated several families to breakfast with Santa
and holiday shopping at Wal-Mart, as well as a
complimentary turkey dinner gift basket from Ahart's
Market. Families were selected by South Side clergy and
local schools based on need. Local merchants Wal-Mart and
Ahart's Market, along with Windish Hall, Sodexho Dining
Services, Majestic Sportswear, G & L Sign Factory and
the Crayola Factory helped sponsor the 10th Annual "Shop
w/ a Lehigh Cop" program.
"Shop with a Lehigh Cop" is a program where children are
afforded the chance to spend a special day with Lehigh
police officers and make the holidays a little brighter.
Above: "Shop With a
Lehigh Cop 2012" Lehigh University Police
officers, volunteers, and children of the
program shop for toys.
"The Shop with a Lehigh Cop program is a way for us to
give back to the community," says Chief Edward Shupp,
chief of the Lehigh University Police Department. "Service
and good relations with the citizens of the South Side are
important and this is a way that we can help build the
relationships so that kids learn that police officers are
allies, not enemies."
Group photo of all the volunteers and
families who participated in this year's
Shop with a Lehigh Cop Program