Benton County’s Eric Glass, left, and Scott Bressler in a 2022 publicity photo for Shop with a Cop. (File photo provided by Benton County Sheriff’s Office)

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 29th annual Shop with a Cop this holiday season, the law enforcement agency announced.

Through collaborative efforts with local agencies, including Benton County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation and the Child Welfare offices of the Department of Human Services, a select group of elementary-aged children were preselected to participate.

Last year, law enforcement took 65 Benton County kids shopping for gifts, surpassing the 2021 participation of 49 children.

Each participant will receive a gift card, allowing them the freedom to choose their own presents. Generous public safety professionals often contribute from their own pockets the day of shopping to ensure a child can purchase exactly what they desire.

Shop with a Cop is made possible solely through donations from law enforcement personnel and community members. Financial contributions are accepted throughout the year and BCSO welcomes any support that can be provided. Tax-deductible cash or checks can be made payable to “The Benton County Sheriff’s Foundation” with a memo indicating “Shop with a Cop.” Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, located at 180 NW Fifth St. Corvallis, OR 97330. 

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