FMPD Police Athletic League Sponsors First “Shop with a Cop”

On Friday, December 20, 2019, over (30) thirty elementary and middle school children will take part in the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) first annual “Shop with a Cop.” PAL reached out to FMPD School Resource Officers and members of the community to help identify students they felt would benefit from the program.

The FMPD PAL program has worked diligently to fundraise money to give each child a $200 shopping spree at the TARGET store in the Forum. “Shoppers” will be picked up at their schools that morning by Officers and delivered to the store in Police Cruisers. Once inside, each shopper will be assigned to their own personal, uniformed assistant from the department (including Chief Derrick Diggs) to wander the aisles and choose gifts for themselves, family and friends.

The Forum TARGET is located at 9350 Dynasty Drive in Fort Myers. Shoppers will arrive at 12:30 PM and have until 2:00 PM to purchase gifts.  Afterward, they will be transported to the Fort Myers Police Department to be picked up by their parents.