Shop With A Cop In Tarboro

Ten lucky students had their very own shopping spree Wednesday afternoon thanks to Walmart and the Tarboro police department.

Tarboro police conducted its first annual "shop with a cop" program.

Each student was accompanied by a police officer with a $150.00 grant to buy whatever they wanted.

With Christmas right around the corner, you would think toys would be the main attraction. But Tarboro Chief Damon Williams, who has participated in this program in other areas, says that's usually not the case. "The first year I did this, I thought the kids were going to go straight for the toys, and they didn't. What they did was they went straight for things that they needed, or they went for things that they thought they could bless their parents with for Christmas."

The students were chosen based on who would benefit most from a police officer as a role model and mentor.