Back to School "Shop With A Cop" is Next Wednesday

Police from across the Cape help kids with their shopping...
2017 photo of Truro officers shopping with kids in Hyannis (YPD photo)

From the Yarmouth Police Department:

Cape Cod Police Host 6th Annual Back-to-School to School Shop with a Cop

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 the Yarmouth Police Department will be hosting the 6th annual Cape Cod and the Islands Back-to-School Shop with a Cop Program.

As Police Officers, we recognize that there are students and families who do not have the financial means to cover the costs of clothing and supplies needed to begin the school year.

In an effort to help these youths start the school year off in a positive light, we select students from towns all around Cape Cod to take them shopping for back-to-school clothing.

Each student is taken to Old Navy in Hyannis and given a $125 Gift Card.

Additionally, we provide each student with a brand new back pack filled with school supplies.

Police Departments from all over Cape Cod and the Islands participate in this wonderful program.

Through this program, students not only get the supplies they need, but also have the opportunity to spend the day with Police Officers.

Our goal is to build trust and strong community partnerships between students, their families, and Police Officers. Our objective is to empower students to succeed in school, develop good decision-making skills, and stand up to bullying.

We would like to thank all of those who donated in the past and helped make this program a success. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on