ROSEVILLE - It’s holiday spirit, “controlled chaos” style! That’s how California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and California Alcoholic Beverage (ABC) Agent Tim Monelo describes Shop with a Cop, held Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Roseville.
ABC agents took eight children shopping and State Parks Peace Officer Rangers participated as well, helping deserving children to enjoy the holiday season.
“This is the third year that California ABC has been involved in this program,” said Kevin Highbaugh. Highbaugh, an ABC agent, is also president of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents (CABCA) and a California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) director. “This is quality time with some quality children who are on the right path despite financial, social or family challenges.”
“Shop with a Cop” recognizes children who are outstanding in their community. They are chosen based on their academic effort, crime-free lifestyle, positive attitude, and financial need. They are paired with law enforcement officers and staff and given the exciting chance to shop for clothes, personal necessities and gifts for themselves and their families. The children chosen were nominated by their school, law enforcement officers or other community members.