Providence police officers shop with children

Providence police officers shop with children Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (WJAR)

The holiday spirit was abundant in Providence Saturday as 20 children were paired up with 20 police officers to go on a shopping spree.

The event marked the 6th year for "Shop with a Cop" in Providence, which took place at the Old Navy Providence Place Mall store.

This year, Jaeyda and Jeneyda, who are 11-year-old twin sisters, participated in the program for the first time and not only did they enjoy it, but they also felt inspired.

"It's really fun, I really like it," said Jaeyda.

"Maybe when I grow up I want to be a cop,” said Jeneyda

While they were accompanied by Sergeant Chris Currier, he did admit that he let the girls handle more of the fashion choice part.

"It’s really fun I like it. It's been really enjoyable I enjoy meeting them and their mom and we had a great morning,” said Sgt. Currier.

Detective Anthony Roberson runs the Shop with a Cop program.

"In this case, it was Cafe Nuovo and the Meeting Street Cafe, and I got gift cards from them, which I raffled off," said Det. Roberson.

Each of the 20 children were then given $100 to spend at the store.

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