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Dec. 8 , 2004
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EMU public safety officers join with local law enforcement to help area children in "Shop with a Cop" event

YPSILANTIEastern Michigan University’s Department of Public Safety will join with Ypsilanti City Police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office for the “Shop with a Cop” program for area children.

About 50 area children will each partner with an officer to do some holiday shopping for their family and themselves Friday, Dec. 10, 3:30-8 p.m. at area Wal-Mart stores.

The children are selected through their schools.

“We are happy to participate in this program,” said Candace Dorsey, EMU’s crime prevention officer and coordinating officer for EMU’s participation in “Shop with a  Cop”. “This is an important program because it gives area children the opportunity to purchase gifts for their families while providing a positive experience with law enforcement officers.”

This is the first time EMU’s public safety department has participated in the event, which began last year in Ypsilanti.

After their shopping is complete, the children will go to the Clark Road Community Center to wrap presents, have pizza and meet Santa.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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